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...
Jul 23, 2007 — The campaign finance reform agreement between Governor Spitzer and the legislature represent the first major change to the state's political donation laws in 31 years. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 09, 2007 — As tensions and accusations escalated this week between Governor Eliot Spitzer and Senate Leader Joe Bruno, what got lost in the debate was the original issue that was raised; should politicians use taxpayer-funded state aircraft to attend fundraisers? Karen De Witt reports. Go to full article
Jun 28, 2007 — The feud between Governor Eliot Spitzer and Senate Republicans over campaign finance reform continued in the form of a roundtable discussion held by Senate Republicans. It featured the attorney who won this week's Supreme Court case upholding some types of campaign related spending. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 03, 2007 — Three days into his term as Governor, Eliot Spitzer outlined a bold plan for Albany and statewide. During his hour-long state-of-the-state speech before a joint session of the legislature today, Spitzer put state government on notice that changes are in store. Spitzer laid out a blueprint that promises to reform Albany, improve the upstate economy, and upgrade roads and bridges without raising taxes. Jonathan Brown reviews the speech's highlights and North Country references. Go to full article
Johnson and Mortensen work the crowd in Plattsburgh.
Sep 08, 2006 — Hollywood star power is trying to help a Democratic candidate oust Republican Congressman John McHugh. Actor and Watertown high school graduate Viggo Mortensen attended the first of three fundraisers for Dr. Robert Johnson last night in Plattsburgh. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Aug 01, 2006 — Government reform groups tracked campaign contributions given by the energy industry to government officials. They found Governor George Pataki has received the most money, but that Democratic candidate for Governor, Eliot Spitzer, is a close second. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jul 19, 2006 — Challengers to Eliot Spitzer in the New York Governor's race face a long uphill climb this summer, now that fundraising numbers show that the Democratic front runner has several million more dollars than his nearest opponents. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 17, 2005 — A near record amount of money - almost $42 million - was spent on lobbying for the recently defeated West Side stadium proposal. Madison Square Garden and its owner, Cablevision, which opposed the project, outspent the New York Jets by a nearly two to one margin. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 15, 2005 — Governor Pataki is pushing for a ban on lobbying before the end of the legislative session, but there are indications the legislature may opt instead for more disclosure of lobbying activities. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article