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...
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
Jun 14, 2005 — Governor George Pataki says reform of lobbying practices and crime initiatives are some of his top priorities for the legislative session, which is set to end June 23. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Nov 09, 2004 — The 2004 Election was the most expensive in U.S. history. There were more TV and radio ads than ever before. And there were 3 presidential debates, but the issue of campaign finance reform barely got a mention. Those who want to reduce the amount and influence of money in politics are re-grouping to bring their message back to the headlines. Joan Mandle is executive director of Democracy Matters, based at Colgate University, with chapters on college campuses nationwide. She told David Sommerstein the 2004 election makes campaign finance reform more important than ever. Go to full article