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Challenger Dianna Trummer and Mayor Clyde Rabideau. Photo: Chris Knight, via <a href="http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/541985/Incumbents-sweep-Saranac-Lake-village-election--2nd-update-.html">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>
Challenger Dianna Trummer and Mayor Clyde Rabideau. Photo: Chris Knight, via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Saranac Lake voters return Rabideau to mayor's office

Clyde Rabideau has won another term as mayor of the village of Saranac Lake. Voter turnout was low, with only 19 percent of voters turning out. But the margin was healthy: Rabideau, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Dianna Trummer 391 to 141.  Go to full article
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/32051524@N08/5194328403/">JvL</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: JvL, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Call for elections for empty NY legislative seats

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Advocates who want special elections to be held for 12 vacant seats in the state Legislature say minority communities are being deprived of proper representation.

The New York Voting Rights Consortium is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to order special elections for the vacant seats in the State Assembly and State Senate by April 24.  Go to full article

Betty Little out of NY 21

State Senator Betty Little confirmed yesterday that she won't seek the North Country's House seat. The Republican from Queensbury says she intends to run again for the state senate.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Karen DeWitt.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Karen DeWitt.

Who will run against Cuomo in 2014?

Now that this year's elections are over, the political world is gearing up for the 2014 contestsGovernor Cuomo is expected to seek another term, and so far no one has officially said that they will run against him.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo talks up the impact of the casino gaming amendment in Bethel, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/10713998826/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>
Gov. Cuomo talks up the impact of the casino gaming amendment in Bethel, NY. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

Cuomo touts casino amendment win

Governor Cuomo did not lose any time in publicizing a win on a gambling expansion amendment in Tuesday's voting. The governor made two public appearances in regions that are now authorized to build resort style casinos.  Go to full article
Teresa Macaluso, left, says goodbye to her final guests - her mother and sister - after a small election-day party at her home. She retained her seat on City Council. Photo: Joanna Richards
Teresa Macaluso, left, says goodbye to her final guests - her mother and sister - after a small election-day party at her home. She retained her seat on City Council. Photo: Joanna Richards

Split decision for Watertown City Council

Watertown's City Council contest pitted two fiscally conservative incumbents against two political newcomers who want city government to think more broadly about its role. The voters went for one of each.  Go to full article
The St. Lawrence County courthouse and legislative building.
The St. Lawrence County courthouse and legislative building.

District 9 county legislator election gets complicated

St. Lawrence County's District 9 special election for county legislator has gotten even more special.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo casting his ballot yesterday at the Mt. Kisko Presbyterian Church. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/10692954886/">Gov. Cuomo's Office</a>
Gov. Cuomo casting his ballot yesterday at the Mt. Kisko Presbyterian Church. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's Office

Cuomo wins on casino and judge retirement age propositions

The success of proposition number one, the ballot amendment to expand casino gambling, and the failure of the last amendment, to allow judges to serve until age 80, are both wins for Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Karen DeWitt.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Karen DeWitt.

Poll shows Cuomo poised for safe reelection, with some weaknesses

A new poll finds that Governor Cuomo is well positioned to win re election next year, but, there are some weaknesses in the governor's generally positive numbers.

Governor Cuomo consistently had almost unheard of high numbers in the polls during the first half of his term. Then, in January of this year, he took on the controversial issue of gun control. He championed the passage of what were at the time the strictest gun regulations in the nation, known as the SAFE Act. is poll numbers dropped almost immediately to more normal approval levels and have hovered around 60% for months, says Siena's Steve Greenberg.  Go to full article
Photo: Ove Overmeyer, <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25947183@N04/5728324248/">Creative Commons</a>, some rights reserved
Photo: Ove Overmeyer, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Will Cuomo drop abortion rights bill, campaign finance reform?

Governor Cuomo says he'll know in a couple of weeks whether two key items on his end of session agenda will become law- an abortion rights bill and public financing of political campaigns.

The governor says Republicans who co-lead the state Senate continue to oppose a measure to clarify a women's right to choose abortion. The GOP has also steadfastly been against public financing of campaigns.  Go to full article

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