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Democrat Rudy Johnson from Malone (Photo:  Johnson campaign)
Democrat Rudy Johnson from Malone (Photo: Johnson campaign)

Upset brewing in Assembly race?

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

One on one with Gov. David Paterson

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)
Republican leaders Brian Kolb and Janet Duprey try to mobilize voters convinced that Albany and New York state are broken (Photos: Brian Mann)

Does New York state need a constitutional convention?

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
Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R-Peru)
Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R-Peru)

Duprey says moderates must have a place within the GOP

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

Two Democrats consider challenging Duprey

Two names have surfaced as potential Democratic challengers to Republican Assemblywoman Janet Duprey in her re-election bid next year. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Less drama, more debate at Albany leaders meeting

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

Reform in Albany no match for partisan politics

There's been some bitter rhetoric this week at the State Capitol, between Governor Eliot Spitzer and Republicans in the State Senate, over campaign finance practices. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Accusations and political rhetoric fly in Albany on Law Day

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

Little, Duprey score GOP wins

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

ORDA Ski Weekend Scrutinized

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

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