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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Dec 22, 2011

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Dec 22, 2011 In Treating Disabled, Potent Drugs and Few Rules

QUOTE: psychotropic medications, which alter the brain’s chemistry, are often dispensed sloppily, without rigorous or regular review, by general practitioners with little expertise in the area. And low-level workers at state group homes are frequently given discretion to increase the medication “as needed,” despite their lack of significant training.

New York Times
Nov 11, 2011 For Disabled Care Complaints, Vow of Anonymity Was False

QUOTE: For years, New York State has assured its employees who care for the developmentally disabled that there was a way they could confidentially report any concerns they had about the treatment of those in their care. And for years the state has been routinely breaking its promise.

New York Times
Mar 12, 2011 At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity

QUOTE: In hundreds of cases reviewed by The Times, employees who sexually abused, beat or taunted residents were rarely fired, even after repeated offenses, and in many cases, were simply transferred to other group homes run by the state... Only a quarter of sexual abuse cases were reported... Former regulators, employees within the system and advocates have grown increasingly dismayed at what they say is the state’s tolerance of abuse of the residents, whom the state refers to as “consumers” in its records.

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Jul 27, 2010 How Many State Workers? Albany Doesn’t Know

QUOTE: As Gov. David A. Paterson calls lawmakers back to work on the budget this week, he has announced that the fiscal situation is so serious that he must begin laying off state workers. But there is one wrinkle, as officials try to pare government spending: No one knows for sure how big the state work force actually is.

New York Times
Apr 08, 2010 Colleges Skirt Rules on Health Plans, Cuomo Says

QUOTE: College-sponsored health plans often pay out far less in benefits than they collect in premiums, skirting state regulations and shortchanging students, according to an investigation by Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo’s office. Many plans also do not cover common situations that affect students...

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Apr 15, 2009 Hedge Fund Executive Guilty of Securities Fraud

QUOTE: hedge fund executive [Barrett Wissman] has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and is cooperating with New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo’s investigation of corruption at the state pension fund...

New York Times
Jun 10, 2008 Net Providers to Block Sites With Child Sex

QUOTE: The move is part of a groundbreaking agreement with the New York attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, that will be formally announced on Tuesday as a significant step by leading companies to curtail access to child pornography.

New York Times
Jun 03, 2008 Pension Costs Off by $500 Million, City Finds

QUOTE: An actuary paid by public employee unions and yet relied upon by the State Legislature to determine the cost of proposals affecting New York City’s pension system underestimated their ultimate cost by at least $500 million, city documents and other records show.

New York Times
Oct 09, 2007 Licenses for Immigrants Finds Support

QUOTE: Opponents have decried Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s move to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants as a “passport to terror” and a “frightening” policy shift that is “dangerous and inconceivable.” They suggest that the policy will shield illegal immigrants from scrutiny by law enforcement and airport security personnel and make them appear to be in the United States legally.

New York Times
Sep 04, 2006 Pension Troubles Weighing Down a Factory Town

QUOTE: he is preparing to do what his former employers, G.M. and Delphi, have already begun to do: ask the city’s five unions for concessions, including limiting wage increases and cutting benefits, when labor contracts expire next year.

New York Times
Apr 28, 2006 10 States Sue E.P.A. on Emissions

QUOTE: In the latest legal broadside against the Bush administration's policy on global warming, New York, California and eight other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for refusing to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

New York Times
Aug 20, 2005 Regulators Propose Rules for Stronger Vehicle Roofs

QUOTE: Federal regulators proposed new rules yesterday to bolster car and truck roofs, an area of increasing concern because of the rising number of deaths in vehicle rollovers. But the proposal appears to fall short of requirements in recently passed highway legislation and is far less than what many safety advocates had hoped for.

New York Times
Aug 03, 2005 G.M. Ads Return to a Newspaper

QUOTE: An advertisement for the Pontiac Solstice... represented the return of General Motors to the newspaper after more than three months of refusing to advertise in its pages.

New York Times
Jul 28, 2005 E.P.A. Holds Back Report on Car Fuel Efficiency

QUOTE: The contents of the report show that loopholes in American fuel economy regulations have allowed automakers to produce cars and trucks that are significantly less fuel-efficient, on average, than they were in the late 1980's.

New York Times
Jun 15, 2005 G.M. Board Wants Cut in Benefits

QUOTE: "The board of General Motors has given the United Automobile Workers union until the end of the month to agree to cuts in its members' health care benefits, union officials said Tuesday."

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Aug 17, 2004 Safety Gap Grows Wider Between S.U.V.'s and Cars

QUOTE: People driving or riding in a sport utility vehicle in 2003 were nearly 11 percent more likely to die in an accident than people in cars, the figures show.

New York Times
May 30, 2004 Lawsuits: This Year’s Model

QUOTE: ...suing General Motors on the grounds that it made a car it knew was not safe enough to survive collisions with its other products, namely its large pickups and sport utility vehicles. The heart of the family's argument is that the company has been slow to equip vehicles with side air bags that protect people's heads...

New York Times
Jul 08, 2002 Immigration Policy to Bar Canadian and Mexican Part-time Students

QUOTE: Government efforts to enforce immigration laws strictly since last year's terrorist attacks will bar thousands of Canadian and Mexican college students from returning to school in the fall...

New York Times
Apr 19, 2002 Officials Are Told to Keep Detainee Information Secret

QUOTE: The Bush administration ordered state and local officials today not to release information about immigration detainees even as the government lost a crucial related battle in federal appeals court.

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