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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 16, 2014 — Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.
Apr 15, 2014 — President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.
Apr 15, 2014 — Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.
Apr 15, 2014 — When Democrats took control of Colorado's statehouse, they pushed through gun control, civil unions and environmental bills. Then voters pushed back, and Sen. Mark Udall is feeling the fallout.
Apr 15, 2014 — Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is one of the nation's most vulnerable incumbents, thanks to a weak economy. He's hoping to eke out a win using policies and strategies favored by the president.

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

heather root
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
faso cartoon
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.
Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine
Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine

Aubertine: School Aid Reform Top Priority

A judge is setting the stage for a panel of experts to decide how to spend billions of state dollars on education. The state must respond to a decision in a case brought by the Campaign for Fiscal Equity by the end of July. The judge is ready to let the panel work out reform of the school aid distribution formula if the legislature and Governor Pataki can't agree. It's just one of many issues hanging fire in Albany. But Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine, the North Country's only elected Democrat in Albany, told Martha Foley it should be first on the list.  Go to full article

Woman Sues Silver, Boxley, Assembly in Sex Case

A woman who was the victim of an unwanted sexual encounter by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's lawyer has filed a civil lawsuit in state Supreme Court. In it, the victim alleges that the Speaker condoned an atmosphere of sexual harassment and predatory conduct that led to the incident. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan

Afghan Leader Thanks Drum Troops

Fort Drum welcomed a head of state yesterday. Afghan president Hamid Karzai came to thank thousands of 10th Mountain Division soldiers who helped to stabilize his country. It was the first stop on a week long visit to the United States. He meets with President Bush at the White House next week. Senator Hillary Clinton was on hand to greet Karzai as he walked off his plane. In his speech to soldiers, Karzai said the U.S. military put Afghanistan on the road to democracy. But with upcoming elections and escalating violence, tough challenges remain. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Bar Owners say Ban on Smoking Hurting Business

One of the many unfinished issues in the 2004 legislative session is whether to amend the statewide ban on smoking to once again permit smoking in bars. The bill now has a...  Go to full article

No Deal on Drug Law Reform; More Talks Possible

A legislative conference committee on Rockefeller Drug Law reform ended Monday with no agreement on a bill and no immediate plans to meet again. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Mending NY's Broken Budget Process

After a legislative conference committee agreed to reform the state's broken budget process, reform advocates were hopeful that the 20-year cycle of late budgets might end. ...  Go to full article

Gridlock Tightening in Albany

Tensions over school aid reform have been escalating in Albany, as the court-imposed deadline looms nearer. As the pressure increases, the rhetoric has also intensified, as...  Go to full article

Clayton to Host Seaway Study Meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is three years into a comprehensive look at the present and future of the massive St. Lawrence Seaway, a 45 year old engineering marvel. The...  Go to full article

NY Dems Release School Funding Reform Plan

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver released the Democrats answer to a court order that demands that lawmakers reform school aid distribution this year. The Democrat's plan...  Go to full article

Big Bucks Spent to Fight NY's Bottle Bill

Advocates for an expanded bottle bill in Albany say they think they know why the measure can't pass in the legislature, despite widespread public support. They say the key is...  Go to full article

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