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A progressive I know steadfastly maintains mainstream media is enslaved by tiresome voices from the right and the left. Just so much Tweedledum and Tweedledee, no real choice at all. There’s lots of room to debate the state of choice in...
This morning we’re airing a special report from WNYC, our sister station in New York City, about the remarkable number of empty legislative seats in Albany.  Thirteen seats, in theory representing roughly 2 million New Yorkers —...
What to do about marijuana – medical or otherwise – seems to be a hot topic just now. In early July New York State approved a new system that will permit sale of medical marijuana, although there’s a set-up period of at least 18...
Ah, political scandals! Some splash up noisily, like Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. Others slosh and churn, and slosh and churn…like (suspended) Canadian Senator Mike Duffy. Most likely you’ve heard about the Ford hullabaloo, in which the...
Are you ready to raft? I said, ARE YOU READY TO RAFT? Sorry. Anyway, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office has just now announced details of this year’s Adirondack Challenge, a daylong event to be held this Sunday to promote Adirondack tourism. You...



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Aug 23, 2014 — Uber is hiring David Plouffe, the mastermind of Obama's 2008 campaign, to power its own political strategy. What can a tech-savvy political animal offer a ride-sharing service?
Aug 22, 2014 — As the situation quiets down in Ferguson, Mo., some political observers are asking why it took President Obama so long to publicly weigh in on events there.
Aug 22, 2014 — It's been another rough August for President Obama. He's wrapping up a summer vacation marred by events in Ferguson, Mo., and the murder of an American journalist in the Middle East.
Aug 22, 2014 — Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Reihan Salam of The National Review, discuss the killing of American journalist James Foley and the ongoing conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
Aug 22, 2014 — A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

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.

Court Sides With Hip Hop's Simmons Over Lobby Law

A state Supreme Court judge has struck down part of the state's lobbying law, saying it's unconstitutional. The head of the state's lobbying commission, David Grandeau, says he agrees that the law is flawed, and wants Governor Pataki and the legislature to fix it. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Considers Budget Vetoes

The latest budget ever has now passed the New York State Senate and Assembly, but the longest budget saga in state history is still not over. Governor Pataki is still mulling over the legislature's spending plan, deciding which parts he will veto. Republicans in the legislature are still thinking about what vetoes they might override, if they override anything at all. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Study: Upstate Taxes Much Higher than National Average

The state's Business Council has issued a report that finds taxpayers in upstate New York pay billions more a year in taxes than the national average. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Criticizes Lawmakers over Medicaid

Governor Pataki has threatened vetoes of the state legislature's recently completed budget. One of the reasons why Pataki is unhappy is the Governor believes the Senate and...  Go to full article

APA Approves Controversial Jay Bridge

On Friday, the Adirondack Park Agency approved a controversial plan to build a new bridge across the east branch of the Ausable River. The structure - in the town of Jay --...  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Expected to Tackle Unfinished Business

When the legislature went home after passing the latest budget in state history, they left behind some unfinished business. Karen DeWitt takes a look at some of those...  Go to full article

Pataki Vows to Veto Elements of NY Budget

Even with a state budget approved by the Legislature, the ill will between Republican Governor George Pataki and Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continues. Pataki...  Go to full article

Tax Reimbursements for Adirondacks

Local towns and school districts in the Adirondacks and Catskills will share $1.9 million in tax relief under the new state budget. The money will reimburse communities in...  Go to full article

Assembly Moves to Override Pataki's Minimum Wage Veto

The New York State Assembly moved to override Governor Pataki's veto of a bill to increase the state's minimum wage. The Senate will not follow the Assembly's lead this week,...  Go to full article

Poll: Voters Dissatisfied With the NY Senate and Assembly

In the week that the New York State Legislature is passing its latest state budget in history, a new poll finds Governor Pataki and the legislature's popularity at near all...  Go to full article

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