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Update, 12:04: Some language has been changed to reflect a further conversation with our reporter, Joanna Richards. *** Democratic New York Assemblywoman Addie Russell has announced she doesn’t plan to run for the state’s 21st District...
As the state legislative session hurtles toward it close, bills aplenty are passing through the legislature (although many others don’t seem like they’re going to make it). The Albany Times-Union’s always-handy Capitol Confidential...
This morning we reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was facing some troubles getting his major issues through the legislature, including his Women’s Equality Act and campaign finance reform. Each has been blocked in the state Senate, where...
News stories tagged with "assembly"
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
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 01, 2007 — The annual celebration of Law Day at the Capitol turned political, as the state's top Judge castigated some New York politicians for not granting the judicial branch a pay raise. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 08, 2006 — Republican state Senator Betty Little claimed victory Tuesday night in her re-election bid against Democratic challenger Dr. Tim Merrick. Meanwhile, Republican Clinton County Treasurer Janet Duprey is headed to Albany after winning election to the state Assembly . As Chris Knight reports, the winning candidates relied on their records and experience to gain the support of voters. Go to full article
Jul 13, 2006 — An Assembly committee put Olympic Regional Development Authority President and CEO Ted Blazer under the microscope Tuesday over the Congressional Winter Challenge. The annual retreat has been held in Lake Placid since 1998. Supporters say it's a way to get support for federal aid to Lake Placid's Olympic venues. But, as Chris Knight reports, critics believe the event is a taxpayer funded vacation for lobbyists. Go to full article
May 30, 2006 — Members of the Democratic Party began their statewide convention yesterday in Buffalo. Party leaders have unified behind Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, who leads the race to replace outgoing governor George Pataki. Some independent political analysts say the Democrats could sweep every major statewide office this year, fueled by Spitzer's popularity and by disarray in the Republican Party. It's unclear whether the momentum will carry over here in the North Country, which has been a traditional GOP stronghold. Brian Mann spoke last night with Sue Montgomery Corey, chair of the Essex County Democratic Committee. She's one of the delegates at the convention in Buffalo. Note: Republicans begin their statewide convention tomorrow on Long Island. We'll be checking in with a North Country delegate to that gathering as well. Go to full article