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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 18, 2014 — Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
Apr 18, 2014 — Even as technology and social media transform politics, some traditions still live on — like the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield. It's a must-attend event on Virginia's political calendar.
Apr 18, 2014 — I had been NPR's White House correspondent for four months. On Thursday, I asked my first question at a presidential press conference. This is how it happened.
Apr 18, 2014 — It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.
Apr 18, 2014 — Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.

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.

Lawmakers Vow to Fight Pataki's "Sick Tax"

Legislative leaders told health care providers that they'd fight Governor Pataki on his budget proposal to tax hospitals, a plan that hospitals call the "sick tax". Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Advocates of Drug Law Reform Remain Optimistic

The Chair of the Assembly Corrections Committee is pessimistic about the chances for any reform of the state's strict Rockefeller Drug Laws this year. Other advocates for change remain hopeful, and say repealing the laws could save the state money. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Survey: Property Taxes in Some School Districts Could Increase Significantly

A survey by the New York State School Boards Association finds that school districts will have to raise property taxes by double digit numbers if the legislature does not make changes to the governor's proposed budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Seaway Opening Scrutinized, Again

The St. Lawrence Seaway is scheduled to open another shipping season on March 25th. Observers warn letting giant freighters into the St. Lawrence too early can damage...  Go to full article

Power Dam Politics: When David Meets Goliath

David Sommerstein talks with Massena attorney Tom Snider about his new book, Power Dam Politics. It's Snider's take on the negotiations to relicense the New York...  Go to full article

Wineries, Supermarket Push for Wine Sales in Stores

Some major grocery store chains are teaming up with some small New York wineries, to try to convince New York lawmakers to allow the sale of wine in supermarkets. Karen...  Go to full article

Lawsuit Filed Against NY's Marriage Laws

The first lawsuit against New York's marriage laws was filed in court in New York City Friday. The suit, by a gay couple that seeks to marry, says New York's laws are...  Go to full article
Dan Stewart

Plattsburgh Mayor: Gay, Republican, Supports Same-Sex Marriage

In recent weeks, Plattsburgh Mayor Dan Stewart has found himself in the middle of a national debate over gay marriage. Stewart is a Republican, but he's also gay and says...  Go to full article

Prisoners: North Country Residents?

St. Lawrence County will be exhibit A in a forum at the U.S. Census Bureau today about how the census counts prisoners. An Ohio-based researcher says the county's decision...  Go to full article

Deep Divisions over Budget Reform in Albany

For the first time in many years, New York State lawmakers are holding an open conference committee to try to resolve an issue. But so far, the joint conference committee on...  Go to full article

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