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Bruno wants Saratoga spas renovated

The Leader of the State Senate and New York's Parks Commissioner have announced a major investment and renovation of the Saratoga Baths and the surrounding park, following revelations earlier this year that the mineral baths had been mixing in tap water and not telling customers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Democrats skip budget meeting

Republicans in the legislature held a meeting of the budget conference committee yesterday, but Democratic leaders of the legislature refused to show up, saying the Republicans aren't presenting realistic spending numbers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Conversation with Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno

In a major role reversal in this year's budget process, it's Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno who is the odd man out in the talks. Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer, along with Democratic Leaders of the Legislature, say the Senate Republicans want to spend too much and are not being realistic in their spending plan. Senator Bruno spoke to Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt, about his budget plans, his conflicts with Governor Spitzer, and what's next as the budget deadline approaches.  Go to full article

Despite the calendar, still icy in Albany

Governor Spitzer and legislative leaders met yesterady to negotiate the state budget that's due April first. It was the first public leaders meeting of Spitzer's term. It looks like all they did was dig further in -- with the Governor and others unable to get Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno to move from a budget proposal that adds spending. And with Bruno fighting back. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Saratoga mineral baths diluted with tap water

State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno wants the governor to order an investigation into the use of tap water in the famous mineral baths at the state park in Saratoga Springs. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Spitzer and Bruno at odds over budget

Governor Spitzer and legislative leaders have less than two weeks to settle on a new state budget. The Governor and the leader of the State Senate remain at odds over spending plans. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Legislative leaders push earlier presidential primary

Both houses of the legislature plan to introduce and pass legislation to move up New York's Presidential primary to February 5th. The change could be a boost for the current front running candidates - Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Legislature strikes back

New York's new Governor Eliot Spitzer has been in the spotlight for several weeks now, giving major speeches and presenting his new budget. This week, though, it was the New York State legislature's turn to get attention, and to reassert its power. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers poised to pick comptroller

Tensions between Governor Spitzer and Democrats in the Assembly are escalating over the selection of a new Comptroller. The Assembly Speaker compared the Spitzer- backed independent selection panel to Vice President Dick Cheney, and Governor Spitzer issued a letter warning lawmakers not to proceed. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Political feud brews over new Comptroller

Tensions are simmering between Governor Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat, and the most powerful member of his party in the state legislature, over the choosing of a new state Comptroller. The growing feud threatens progress on many major issues Spitzer is championing at the Capitol, like ethics reform and his budget plan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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