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May 23, 2016: New Yorkers for Responsible Lending. Vin Bonventre, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, step therapy

Kirsten Keefe, a senior staff attorney with the Empire Justice Center, and Charles Bell, the programs director for the Consumers Union, will discuss session priorities for New Yorkers for Responsible Lending.

Vin Bonventre, an Albany Law School Professor and NY Court Watcher blog author, explains a lawsuit around an abortion mandate and court precedent may mean religious exemptions may not apply to state laws.

Dr. Sandra Steingraber, an environmental advocate, author and distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Ithaca College, shares the latest on Seneca Lake LPG storage and FERC’s decision to extend the project.

On Monday, representatives from dozens of patient and provider groups will rally in support of legislation that would ensure patients have access to the medicines their doctors prescribe by putting curbs around step therapy, which is a controversial protocol the insurance industry uses. Bill Sponsor Senator Catharine Young (R – Olean) and other advocates join Susan.

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