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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"
by Brian Mann
Queensbury, NY, Dec 02, 2009 — Last night's confusion in the state Senate caps an ugly year for the institution. First a Republican coup toppled the new Democratic majority back in June, leading to weeks of gridlock. Then Federal prosecutors charged former Republican majority leader Joe Bruno with corruption. Now, the Senate has grappled clumsily with the state's budget crisis. Brian Mann checked in yesterday with North Country Senator Betty Little, a Republican from Queensbury. Go to full article
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Rensselaer, NY, Nov 24, 2009 — There were meetings on the state budget in Albany yesterday, but no agreements were announced. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Nov 17, 2009 — For the second week in a row, Governor Paterson has called state lawmakers back to the Capitol to try to resolve the state's financial crisis, but yesterday, they seemed further apart than ever. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Nov 16, 2009 — Governor David Paterson spent much of the day today on the telephone talking with reporters, trying to explain his budget-cutting plan. In a conversation with North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann, Paterson blasted his critics in the legislature and in the public employee unions. According to Paterson, no one has suggested credible alternatives to the deficit reduction plan that he's proposed. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Nov 13, 2009 — Governor Paterson says he and legislative leaders are now "three quarters" of the way toward agreement on a plan to balance the state's budget, but a meeting with legislative leaders did not reveal many details on a plan that the governor hopes will pass next week. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 10, 2009 — Governor Paterson's deficit reduction plan is facing opposition from many groups who rely on government funding. People with disabilities have been keeping a vigil in Albany since last week to protest proposed cuts. St. Lawrence County NYSARC didn't send anyone to Albany to join in because they couldn't afford it, says Daphne Pickert, the group's executive director. NYSARC provides services to 650 people with disabilities and employs almost 600 people in St. Lawrence County alone. Pickert told David Sommerstein the 10% proposed cuts would leave her with no choice but to cut programs and jobs. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Nov 05, 2009 — The corruption trial of former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno continued in federal court yesterday, as prosecutors attempted to show that Bruno tried to conceal one of his business relationships. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Nov 04, 2009 — The first witnesses in the corruption trial of former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno testified in federal court Tuesday, as the prosecution tried to show that Bruno had tried to conceal some of his business interests from the public. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Nov 02, 2009 — The corruption trial of former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno gets underway in a federal courthouse in Albany Monday. There is some dispute, though, about the statute that Bruno has been charged under, known as the "theft of honest services" clause. Karen DeWitt explains. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Oct 28, 2009 — If the state's looming budget deficit isn't scary enough, visitors can take this month's tour showcasing the ghost stories and legends in New York's gothic style Capitol building. Correspondent Karen DeWitt leads us on a tour of Albany's things that go bump in the night. Go to full article