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The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that former New York senator and state Agriculture and Markets commissioner won’t run for the 21st District Congressional seat currently held by Bill Owens. He told the paper that the congressional run...
Hi! Fresh from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget address (listen here!), how did we do? I wouldn’t say the address was exactly North Country-centric, but there were a few mentions of issues that particularly impact us. NCPR’s reporters...
Update, 3:00 There have been several responses to the state’s tax relief plan — here’s one of the more interesting, from the Alliance for Quality Education’s Billy Easton: Governor Cuomo’s tax plan front-loads tax...
On Tuesday of this week, members of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Task Force and other local leaders headed down to Albany to urge the state to reconsider its plan to eliminate inpatient beds at the psychiatric facility. Earlier this week, St....
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News stories tagged with "albany"
This is a budget that’s not about the special interests, it’s not about the lobbyists.
Albany, NY, Mar 28, 2011 — Almost a week before the deadline, Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders agreed to a conceptual budget plan yesterday. It cuts spending by nearly $10 billion, and does not raise any new taxes. The leaders scrapped a proposal for a continued tax on the state's millionaires. There are deep cuts to education and health care. Karen Dewitt has the details. Go to full article
[The millionaire tax extension] is off the table, that's gone. It's done, it's dead, it's not going to happen.
Albany, NY, Mar 25, 2011 — The leader of the State Senate says he expects a "conceptual agreement" on the state budget by mid day Friday, one week before the March 31st deadline. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Mar 24, 2011 — A number of groups have been left out of Governor Cuomo's budget - the largest- is schools, who have been cut by a billion and a half dollars, but many of society's most vulnerable are complaining that they received short shrift in the governors budget, too. Go to full article
Tug Hill Commission now faces a budget cut on par with other state agencies
Albany, NY, Mar 22, 2011 — A joint budget conference committee has restored money for the Tug Hill Commission in the state budget. According to State Senator Patty Ritchie's office, the Assembly agreed to the Senate's funding level of $1.1 million. That's a 10 percent cut from last year, on par with other state agencies. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
They want to oppose the cuts politically, so what do they say? ‘I’m going to hurt your child.'
Albany, NY, Mar 18, 2011 — The fight between Cuomo and school districts flared up when Governor Cuomo delivered a stern lecture to schools, who are complaining about the governor's proposed budget cuts to education, saying they are playing a "game" and issuing empty "threats". Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
It essentially kicks the can down the road 11 years away to 2022.
Albany, NY, Mar 15, 2011 — Senate Republicans and Democrats argued over the issue of redrawing new district lines yesterday. Many Republicans campaigned last November on promises to put the politically charged process of redistricting into the hands of an independent commission. As Karen Dewitt reports, pressure is mounting on the Senate GOP to follow through. Go to full article
We want our governor to make sure that the money is in the budget to protect the children!
Albany, NY, Mar 11, 2011 — The state budget is due in just three weeks. Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed deep cuts to New York public schools and districts here in the North Country are contemplating widespread teacher lay-offs. But a coalition of activists and educators say the state's highest income earners should pay more taxes to fund education programs and other state spending. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
When so many of us are being asked to sacrifice, the wealthy should indeed also help in the solution of our state’s budget problems.
Albany, NY, Mar 01, 2011 — One month before the state budget is due, support to continue a so-called millionaire's tax in New York seems to be waning, with the Assembly Speaker saying the likelihood of retaining the temporary income surcharge on the state's wealthiest is "poor." Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Mar 01, 2011 — The state's former health commissioner, Dr. Richard Daines, died suddenly over the weekend. The probable cause of death was a heart attack. Daines was the public figure in former Governor Paterson's effort to pass a tax on sugary drinks. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
The legislature never wants to change the system because this is about protecting them.
Albany, NY, Feb 18, 2011 — The process of redrawing lawmakers' districts based on new census figures can be one of the most vicious activities in politics. Governor Cuomo wants to take politics out of the process. He has introduced a bill that would create a bi- partisan panel to redraw legislative and congressional district lines. But so far, leaders in the State Senate and Assembly are non-committal. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article