Charles Lane http://wshu.org en Demos spends big to take on Bishop http://wshu.org/post/demos-spends-big-take-bishop <p></p><p>Candidates for New York's hotly contested first congressional districts filed campaign finance disclosures yesterday and it looks like&nbsp;another wealthy candidate is flooding the district with money.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:45:01 +0000 Charles Lane 15900 at http://wshu.org Demos spends big to take on Bishop Bellone hikes age to buy tobacco http://wshu.org/post/bellone-hikes-age-buy-tobacco <p></p><p>Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone signed a &nbsp;law on Monday increasing the minimum age for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes from 19 to 21 years old. The law was pushed by health advocates who say it will reduce youth’s access to cigarettes. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:22:23 +0000 Charles Lane 15814 at http://wshu.org Bellone hikes age to buy tobacco Small businesses want insurance law changed http://wshu.org/post/small-businesses-want-insurance-law-changed <p></p><p>A group of small businesses on Long Island is urging lawmakers to change a state law that forbids trade associations from joining together to buy group health plans. Business owners complain they are paying about 30% more for health insurance than larger businesses.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:51:28 +0000 Charles Lane 15680 at http://wshu.org Small businesses want insurance law changed NY's top banking regulator tries new tactic http://wshu.org/post/nys-top-banking-regulator-tries-new-tactic <p></p><p>New York’s top banking regulator says he wants to crackdown on not just companies involved in financial scandals, he wants the punish the workers too. Superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services Ben Lawsky was on Long Island Wednesday talking&nbsp;about this and other regulatory changes on the horizon. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:17:30 +0000 Charles Lane 15579 at http://wshu.org NY's top banking regulator tries new tactic NYAG investigating nursing home stripper http://wshu.org/post/nyag-investigating-nursing-home-stripper <p>The New York Attorney General's office is investigating claims that a Long Island nursing home allowed a stripper to perform for residents. The&nbsp;investigation comes after a lawsuit brought by the family of an 85-year-old woman.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:15:27 +0000 Charles Lane 15490 at http://wshu.org