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If you can pull yourself away from the weathertastprophe outside, there’s a lot going on today in the 21st District Congressional race. Specifically: Republican/Conservative hopeful Elise Stefanik has raised more than $524,000 for her...
Bruce Heyman is now fully installed and beginning his official work as the newest U.S. ambassador to Canada. Speaking to the Globe and Mail, Heyman said the much-debated Keystone XL pipeline project is important, but there’s far more to the...
Broad results of Monday’s provincial election in Quebec are quite clear: the Liberal Party, lead by neurosurgeon Philippe Couillard, has won a solid majority government. The Parti Québécois, now reduced to the role of official...
On March 5th Quebec Premier Pauline Marois triggered an election that concludes Monday, April 7th. Of course speculation about results is just that until the polls close and all the votes are tallied. But most observers think Marois either...
Last week I wrote a post about Quebec’s April 7th provincial election as something that could raise questions of national unity. Well, that turned out to be an understatement. Major developments in the week that followed have put the...



Politics
Apr 22, 2014 — On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.
Apr 22, 2014 — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.
Apr 22, 2014 — The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.
Apr 22, 2014 — A handful of states are about to lose decades of clout and seniority in Congress. Which one will be hardest hit of all? Michigan.
Apr 22, 2014 — Terri Lynn Land, a Republican running for Senate in Michigan, says she knows more about being a woman than the male Democratic congressman who's attacking her.

Voter Resources

Project Sunlight: Track lobbying activities, member item spending and other legislation in New York. An initiative of the NYS Office of the Attorney General.

League of Women Voters DemocracyNet: Great one-stop election resource.

NYS Board of Elections Campaign Finance Database: Enter the last name of any candidate in New York to find out where the money comes from and where it's going.

Open Secrets: Campaign finance information broken down by industry, region, etc., for mostly federal politicans. An excellent starting point for following
money in politics.

Special Reports

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Audio Slideshow:
Adirondack teens talk democracy
Face of Democracy is a national program that gives students an inside view of the democratic process by sending out to polling places to interview and photograph voters and officials. Sue Halpern, project organizer, talks with Brian Mann
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Cartoon Special:
Editorial cartoonist Mark Wilson Covers the NYS Party Conventions
Mark Wilson, aka Marquil, is a political cartoonist covering the 2006 New York State party conventions for NCPR. His sketches and caricatures bring the arcana of state politics to life.

Lawmaker Calls for Reform of the State Subsidy Program

Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says Governor Pataki's economic development agency has awarded taxpayer-funded grants to at least one company that specializes in outsourcing jobs from upstate New York to India. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Seaway Opening Remains Controversial

This month, St. Lawrence Seaway officials will announce the opening date for the shipping season. The decision is always a controversial one. As David Sommerstein reports, it's especially so this year, with calls for greater public accountability and a lawsuit filed by native tribes.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Disagree On Timothy's Law

The NY Assembly Bill known as Timothy's Law would force insurers to cover mental health and addiction treatment the same way they do physical health services. It's won an overwhelming majority of votes in the Assembly for several years. Now a similar bill is in the Senate. But Timothy's father says that bill doesn't deserve Timothy's name.  Go to full article

NY Assembly to Change its Internal Rules

The New York State Assembly will start punishing members who miss too many meetings. Lawmakers say it will reform house operations and open up the government process. Karen...  Go to full article

Open Leaders Meetings Proceed Slowly

In an attempt to break a 20 year cycle of late state budgets, Governor Pataki this year is experimenting with opening up to the public the closed door leaders meetings he...  Go to full article

Poll: Pataki Approval Rating At Its Lowest Ever

Governor Pataki is at his lowest point in popularity since taking office 10 years ago, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Seaway Head Not Worried About Proposed Waterway Tolls

The White House spending plan for next fiscal year calls for a new toll system on the U.S. side of the Seaway to raise 8 million dollars. The Great Lakes shipping industry...  Go to full article

Clinton Introduces Health Care Bill for Guard and Reserve

Senator Hillary Clinton and co-sponsor Senator Lindsay Graham (R-NC) introduced legislation yesterday that would allow Guard and Reserve members to buy into the military's...  Go to full article

Budget Debate Creates Power Struggle in Albany

A power struggle between Governor Pataki and the legislature has emerged since a court said the Governor has much greater control over state budget making than the...  Go to full article

McHugh: Bush Deserves a Chance to Make Case for Budget Cuts

The North Country's Republican Congressman, John McHugh, talks with Martha Foley about President Bush's proposed budget.  Go to full article

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