Rensselaer, NY, Aug 08, 2011 — Republicans in the State Senate last week changed their position on the counting of state prison inmates for drawing new legislative district lines, required every ten years. As Karen DeWitt reports, the decision on how to count prisoners is just one of many challenges facing the GOP as they struggle to maintain their one vote lead in the Senate in the next elections. Go to full article
Any downsizing of the congressional representation in upstate New York should at the very least begin in western New York
Queensbury, NY, Jun 30, 2010 — State Senator Betty Little says the budget chaos in Albany has been brutal for the North Country - with more spending for more programs shifting to communities downstate.
But she gave Governor David Paterson high marks for promising to veto additional deficit spending proposed by Democrats in the legislature.