Aug 21, 2014 — Thirteen seats in the New York's State Legislature are vacant, most of them since January.
That means roughly two million New Yorkers are without a representative in the Senate or in the Assembly, nearly half of them black, Latino or Asian residents.
The reasons vary. Four Assembly members were forced out of office in corruption-related scandals. Four other seats were left empty after the legislators who held them were elected to the City Council. The remaining five were left without a representative when the former legislators who held them went on to new jobs in government or the private or non-profit sectors. Go to full article
Aug 21, 2014 — A Quinnipiac University poll shows the race for Governor virtually unchanged since the spring, with incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo far ahead of his Republican and Democratic challengers.
The favorable ratings for Cuomo come after weeks of negative news stories about the governor's alleged interference in an ethics panel and an on-going federal investigation. Go to full article
Aug 20, 2014 — Supporters of a November ballot amendment on redistricting say it will help prevent rampant partisan gerrymandering when the next district lines are drawn in the Senate and... Go to full article
Aug 20, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A government watchdog group is challenging the wording of a ballot question on redistricting, saying the referendum on this fall's ballot is deceptive. Go to full article
Aug 19, 2014 — One of Vermont's most prominent political figures passed away on Monday. Jim Jeffords represented Vermont in Washington for more than thirty years, first as a congressman,... Go to full article
Aug 18, 2014 — Senator Charles Schumer was in the North Country on Friday, making stops in Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Speculator. In Saranac Lake, Schumer said he's pushing for grant... Go to full article
Aug 15, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Gov. Peter Shumlin and Lt. Gov. Phil Scott are drying out after taking the "ice bucket challenge," in which participants get a bucket of water and ice... Go to full article