Lots going on today. Some of what we’ve been covering in the newsroom:
Vermont has just become the sixth state to grant driver’s licenses to migrant workers — Sarah Harris has a great story today on how some local farmers, and...
Jan 16, 2008 — Governor Spitzer still hasn't officially called a special election to fill Senator Jim Wright's seat in Albany. But that hasn't stopped Republican Will Barclay and Democrat Darrel Aubertine from attacking each other already. The candidates are sparring over Spitzer's failed drivers license plan. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Dec 03, 2007 — Some immigrants in New York feel they've born the brunt of negative rhetoric in recent months, and are takign steps to repair their public image. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 30, 2007 — Political pressure and a public backlash forced Governor Spitzer to scrap his plan to grant drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. But that doesn't mean, of course, that hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the state have stopped driving. Few illegal immigrants working on farms in the North Country drive because of the strong presence of the border patrol. But a couple hours south, in the Finger Lakes region, driving without a license is daily life for many Latino farmworkers. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2007 — North Country Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward says she's delighted that Governor Spitzer abandoned his driver's license plan. But the Republican from Willsboro also says she's ready to offer an olive branch to the Democratic governor. Sayward spoke last night with Brian Mann. Go to full article