The last couple of weeks, building up to the GOP convention in Tampa, Americans were reminded yet again how pervasive and pernicious the conspiracy theories on the right have become regarding President Barack Obama.
Obama was elected by a clear...
Jul 19, 2002 — Republican Senator Ron Stafford announced this spring that he'll step aside after nearly four decades in office. But documents filed this month with New York's Board of Elections, show that Senator Stafford's campaign war chest continues to grow. As Brian Mann reports, that money will help give the Senator political clout, long after his retirement. Go to full article
Jun 21, 2002 — Voters in the Ausable Valley school district narrowly approved a seventeen million dollar budget on Thursday. The spending plan will mean an eleven percent property tax increase. That price tag angered some locals, who urged the school district to make deeper program cuts. Brian Mann has details: Go to full article
Jun 20, 2002 — Voters in the Ausable Valley School District go to the polls today to vote on a new school budget. In May voters defeated a spending plan that would have meant a twenty-two percent property tax increase. School officials say this new budget will mean widespread program cuts--but a local taxpayers' group says the price tag is still too high. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Mar 01, 2002 — Good government groups say the state legislature should throw out the newly drawn redistrict lines and design Senate and Assembly districts that are more competitive. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Feb 08, 2002 — Good government groups are charging that New York’s legislative races are non-competitive because districts are drawn by the Assembly and Senate to favor incumbents. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Sep 11, 2001 — It's primary day in much of the North Country. Voters will decide which candidate will win their party's spot on the November ballot. As Brian Mann reports, Republican district attorneys and a sheriff face stiff challenges. Go to full article
Jul 09, 2001 — United Helpers Canton Nursing home workers voted in favor of unionization on Friday, during an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board. About 140 Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Nurses Assistants and other support staff will now be part of the Service Employees International Union. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jan 15, 2001 — It-s been 11 years since the Town of Lawrence spent nearly $15,000 on three new electronic voting machines. It was a big investment, and the town had to foot the bill on its own. Town officials just wanted to replace their 60-year-old pull-lever machines. They had no idea they would be setting an example for future election reform. But after this fall's election debacle, when the nation watched court battles about punch-cards and hanging chads, New York politicians are now looking to make the voting process easier and more accurate. And, they're looking to the North Country for some help. Jody Tosti has more. Go to full article