From NCPR Blogs:
The NCPR news team is interested in hearing about your experiences with and opinions about the new Common Core standards in New York’s schools. Please e-mail news-at-ncpr-dot-org and share your thoughts with your name and where you live....
Albany journalistic insider Fred Dicker writes in his Labor Day column that North Country native and former dairy farmer Darrel Aubertine may be on his way out as state Agriculture Commissioner. Dicker writes: Aubertine will resign in the next few...
The Assembly voted unanimously today to cap tax assessments on agricultural land at 2% increases per year. The bill now goes before Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature. Because farmland is valued by the crops it can produce, and the price of...
A couple of remainders to wrap up the week. New York's State Senate passed a bill that would direct government agencies to make a list of New York farm fresh products that agencies could buy. Agriculture Committee chairwoman Patty Ritchie of...
Lots going on today. Some of what we’ve been covering in the newsroom: Vermont has just become the sixth state to grant driver’s licenses to migrant workers — Sarah Harris has a great story today on how some local farmers, and...
News stories tagged with "albany"
Aug 13, 2007 — The Senate Investigations Committee meeting held this week in Albany was supposedly called to discuss legislation banning the use of state aircraft for political trips. While lawmakers spent more time grilling witnesses, they did devote some of the meeting to discussion of the bills, for which there is bi-partisan support. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Aug 10, 2007 — The Senate Investigations Committee held what was billed as a meeting to discuss the "troopergate" scandal, but the four hour event took on the aspect of a hearing, as Senators grilled representatives from the State Inspector General's office and the Attorney General's office over a report that found top Spitzer aides had misused the state police in an attempt to embarrass the State Senate Majority Leader. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Aug 08, 2007 — On Thursday, the State Senate Investigations Committee will hold a public meeting on what it calls the "misuse of the state police for political purposes" by some of Governor Spitzer's top aides. The aides have been accused of using the police to spy on the Leader of the Senate, which leaves open the question of whether the case can get a fair hearing before the Senate panel. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Aug 01, 2007 — Governot Eliot Spitzer swung through Watertown yesterday to tout his plan for improving the Upstate economy. But he spent a lot of time answering questions about the ethics investigation racking his administration. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Jul 27, 2007 — Governor Spitzer attempted to change the subject Thursday, by signing three bills into law, but the governor continued to be plagued by questions over an Attorney General's report on the improper use of the state police by some of the governor's staff. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 26, 2007 — State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, says the scandal that resulted in the disciplining of two top Spitzer aides is not going to go away any time soon. The Senator says he plans hearings so that he can get at what he calls "the truth" about the use of state police to keep records on some of the Senator's travels. Karen DeWitt has our story. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Jul 25, 2007 — State Senator Betty Little says she was upset to hear a report from the state Attorney General that a pair of high-ranking aides to Governor Eliot Spitzer conspired in a plot to smear Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, the state's top Republican. Little said the governor didn't go far enough in disciplining his staff for their actions. And, as Chris Knight reports, Little says the scandal could jeopardize some of the deals Spitzer and the Senate reached last week. Go to full article
Jul 25, 2007 — The New York State Attorney General's investigation of Governor Eliot Spitzer's Administration found two high-level staffers used State Police to put together reports on the travels of Joe Bruno, New York's ranking Republican and a political thorn in Spitzer's side. Bruno used tax-payer-funded, state aircraft on trips to his party's fundraisers while conducting state business. The Attorney-General's office said no laws were broken, but after the report was released, the Governor suspended one aide and transferred another. To hear more about repercussions from the investigation, Jonathan Brown talked to Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt. Go to full article
Jul 24, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer has suspended a top aid and reassigned another, after an Attorney General's report found the Governor's office improperly compelled the state police to create records of travels by Spitzer's political opponent, State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno. Karen DeWitt has the story. Go to full article
Jul 20, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer and legislative leaders have announced agreement on a congestion-pricing plan for New York City, as well as a campaign finance reform package. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article