Dispute Develops Over Medicare Rebate Policy

There’s a dispute over rebate checks being sent to senior citizens to help offset the cost of prescription drugs. The Douglas Administration says the rebates should go to the state, but Senators Leahy and Sanders say seniors should keep the money.

Midday Newscast: January 29, 2009

A lawmaker says the state might have enough money to save a prescription drug subsidy program if it’s willing to crack down on salaries at some nonprofit agencies; a new group in state government has begun looking for ways to help businesses that are struggling in the recession;