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Senator Stafford: In Retirement, A Force To Be Reckoned With

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

Ausable Valley Voters Approve 17 Million Dollar Budget

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

Ausable Valley School District Budget Up For Vote: 11 Percent Tax Increase

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

Good Government Groups Call for More Competitive Legislative Districts

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

Critics Say New York Redistricting Plan Favors Incumbents

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

DAs and Sherriff Face Stiff Primary Challenges

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

Union Voted in at United Helpers

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

Do Candidates Win More When They Spend More?

A report by New York Citizen Action finds that in the year 2000 legislative races, candidates who spent more money won more races.  Go to full article

Village Elections Favor Democrats, Independents

Republicans lost ground Tuesday in village elections, as voters in the Adirondacks went to the polls. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Voting Machines

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

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