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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"
Jun 15, 2007 — Governor Spitzer and legislative leaders have agreed to reform a decades-old law that they say has contributed to excess construction costs in public projects. They've also agreed, in principle, to give senior citizens a bigger property tax rebate check, but remain far apart on the issue of campaign finance reform. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 14, 2007 — While Governor Spitzer is away in Seattle at a fundraiser for the Governor of Washington State, leaders of the legislature held their own meeting on key end-of-session issues, at an informal afternoon coffee session in the Capitol's cafeteria. Reporter Karen DeWitt was there. Go to full article
Jun 12, 2007 — New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is threatening to divest the state's pension fund from companies that do business with the government of Sudan, which the U.S. has determined is engaging in genocide. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 07, 2007 — Governor Spitzer and legislative leaders held a lengthy public leaders meeting to hash out their differences on a number of issues, including a new family leave proposal and cameras in the courtroom. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 30, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer has set up a commission to study the strengths and weaknesses of New York's two public university systems, SUNY and CUNY, with the aim of improving their quality. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 25, 2007 — Expanding the DNA database is on the list of bills Governor Spitzer wants to pass before the end of the legislative session. In talks this week, Democrats in the legislature raised some objections to the measure. Go to full article
May 23, 2007 — On the day of the annual police memorial service to honor officers who died in the line of duty, Senate Republicans kept up the pressure to reinstate the death penalty in New York for cop killers. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 22, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer and legislative leaders held their third open leaders meeting Monday, and found common ground on a number of criminal justice issues, including expansion of the state's DNA database, and some gun control measures. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 17, 2007 — Governor Spitzer and legislative leaders agreed on a bill to crack down on human trafficking, and made progress on some other issues. But tensions between the Governor and Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno left Bruno threatening that he would not return to repeat the experience. Go to full article
May 16, 2007 — Senate Republicans unveiled a ten-point plan to improve the upstate economy, as New York gained and lost jobs from major manufacturers. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article