Albany, NY, Dec 02, 2011 — The New York State Assembly is coming back to Albany Tuesday for an afternoon conference, and possibly a special session. Governor Andrew Cuomo has been seeking help from the legislature to close the growing budget deficit. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details: Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jun 17, 2011 — This week, it's been all about same sex marriage in Albany. Supporters, led by Governor Cuomo, have been lobbying hard for a vote in the State Senate. Now they're one vote shy of passage.
According to a Siena College poll this week, 55% of New Yorkers support legalizing same sex marriage. Sarah Harris chatted with shoppers in Ogdensburg to get their opinions. 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
Democrat Rudy Johnson from Malone (Photo: Johnson campaign)
Saranac Lake, NY, Oct 15, 2010 — This is expected to be a big year for Republicans. But Democrats appear to have a very real shot at capturing the 114th Assembly seat that represents Clinton and Franklin counties.
The district has been a GOP stronghold for generations. But this year, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, a Republican, is locked in a bitter contest with Conservative candidate David Kimmel.
Their divisive battle could leave an opening for Democrat Rudy Johnston.
All three candidates held a debate last night in Saranac Lake. Brian Mann was there and has our story. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jul 14, 2010 — Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt sat down with Gov. David Paterson for an exclusive interview yesterday, after the governor had delivered his new revenue bills, and the lawmakers had refused to accept them. The bills lay in stacks in the halls of the capitol as they spoke. Go to full article
Republican leaders Brian Kolb and Janet Duprey try to mobilize voters convinced that Albany and New York state are broken (Photos: Brian Mann)
Plattsburgh, NY, Dec 17, 2009 — Republican leaders in New York's Assembly say it's time to hold a new constitutional convention to clean up the mess in Albany. They want people's delegates, not politicians, to ask big questions about the structure of state government. Should there be two legislative bodies or just one? Should there be a cap on state spending? Backers of the idea held two public meetings in the North Country yesterday, one near Queensbury and the other in Plattsburgh. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Peru, NY, Nov 06, 2009 — Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, who lives in the town of Peru, was a staunch supporter of Republican congressional candidate Dede Scozzafava. The two women share a number of maverick views that clash with their party leadership, including their support for a woman's right to choose and gay marriage. In the days since Tuesday's election Duprey says her office has been barraged with angry emails, including some that threaten her with physical violence. She sat down yesterday to talk with Brian Mann about the future of the North Country's Republican Party. Go to full article