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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"
by Martha Foley
Jul 13, 2007 — The state Senate is ready to return to Albany on Monday. But its loose agenda doesn't include anything other than one-house bills at this point. The Assembly isn't even saying if they will come back at all. The backdrop is the discord between Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the leader of the senate Republicans, Joe Bruno. Martha Foley talks with Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt about the implications of the feud for politics, and policy in New York. Go to full article
Jul 12, 2007 — The leader of the state Senate says his house will return to the Capitol on Monday, to take action on a number of bills including congestion pricing for New York City and reinstatement of the death penalty for cop killers. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 11, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer is trying to put his feud with Senate Leader Joe Bruno behind him, and is urging state lawmakers to return to the Capitol next week to clear up a long list of unfinished state business. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 10, 2007 — The tempestuous relations between Governor Eliot Spitzer and the Leader of the State Senate Republicans, Joe Bruno, moderated somewhat as both men insisted their fight was not personal and that their goal was to work together to take care of unfinished session business. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 06, 2007 — State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno has asked for an investigation into charges that Governor Eliot Spitzer used the state police to record some of the Senator's movements while he attended business meetings and fundraisers in New York. The Spitzer administration has denied the charges. Go to full article
Jul 05, 2007 — The controversy over politician's use of state aircraft to mix public business and fundraising is nothing new, as Karen Dewitt reports. Government reform groups have some ideas on how to resolve the problem. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jul 03, 2007 — Eliot Spitzer's first legislative session was marked by fierce political battles with Joe Bruno and the Republican-controlled state Senate. The result was serious gridlock. In an editorial, the Glens Falls Post Star complained that Governor Spitzer's "promising first semester recessed with a surprising lack of accomplishment." But North Country Senator Betty Little, a Republican, says her relationship with the Democratic governor is in good shape. In a conversation with Brian Mann, Little offered praise for Spitzer's cabinet appointments, including upstate economic czar Dan Gunderson. Go to full article
Jun 28, 2007 — The feud between Governor Eliot Spitzer and Senate Republicans over campaign finance reform continued in the form of a roundtable discussion held by Senate Republicans. It featured the attorney who won this week's Supreme Court case upholding some types of campaign related spending. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article