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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Gillibrand wants combat forces out of Afghanistan by 2014

The 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum has spent much of the last decade in Afghanistan, fighting Al Quaeda and the Taliban.

More than five hundred soldiers and reservists from the North Country are currently serving in that country.

But New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the time has come for President Barack Obama to set a clear time-table for bringing the troops home. Todd Moe has details.  Go to full article
New York has lost 23% of its dairy farms. Nearly one quarter of all our dairy farms.

Sen. Gillibrand says NY is losing dairy farms fast

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says New York's dairy farmers can't wait for next year's Farm Bill negotiations to start fixing the milk price. In a telephone press conference with reporters, the Democrat said dairy farmers face "an urgent crisis". Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article
First responders get a win in Washington (Source:  Wikipedia
First responders get a win in Washington (Source: Wikipedia

New York 9/11 workers win big in Washington

Yesterday, the US Senate passed a bill by a unanimous voice vote that offers billions of dollars of aid to workers who responded to the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

The measure goes next to President Barack Obama for his signature. It's seen as a major win for 9/11 rescue crews and first responders.

Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
Joe Dioguardi pushes to make a race in New York's Senate contest, but Kirsten Gillibrand still holds commanding advantages
Joe Dioguardi pushes to make a race in New York's Senate contest, but Kirsten Gillibrand still holds commanding advantages

Can Dioguardi make it a serious race against Gillibrand?

Republicans have been looking for opportunities to make surprise gains in this November's Senate races. Some polls have shown that even in New York, they might have an outside chance at upsetting freshman Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. Gillibrand once represented a big chunk of the North Country, but as Brian Man reports, she's still introducing herself to voters in other parts of the state.  Go to full article

Gillibrand looks to extend tax cut for hiring vets

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the federal government can help returning veterans find work. Last year, lawmakers approved a tax credit for businesses that hire vets. Now, Gillibrand says Congress should make these credits permanent. Of approximately 3,000 veterans in the North Country who qualify for the tax credits, she says more than 560 are unemployed. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (Source:  Gillibrand)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (Source: Gillibrand)

Sen. Gillibrand: government-backed loans can liberate rural economies

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made a swing through the North Country last week, making stops in Watertown and Lake Placid.

The freshman senator heard dozens of requests for federal funding for local projects in the region.

But with the national debt soaring, Gillibrand argued that the best way to spend local dollars may be by boosting loans and incubator efforts for small businesses.

Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Polls and politics: the 2010 election shapes up in New York and the North Country

Politics is in our news today. A day after Gov. David Paterson wrapped up an upstate tour to launch his election campaign, a Siena College poll showed Republican Rick Lazio pulling ahead of the Paterson in the race for governor. It also showed Lazio making making small gains against potential Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo.

It looks like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting off a potential primary challenge from former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford Jr.. The Siena poll reported Gillibrand with the support of 42 percent of Democrats, 16 percent for Ford. The former Tennessee congressman is expected to announce soon whether he'll challenge Gillibrand. Looking at a potential general election matchup, former Republican Gov. George Pataki outpolls both Gillibrand and Ford. Pataki has not indicated he will run.
(The poll surveyed 805 registered voters from last Sunday through Friday. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.)

Meanwhile -- the North Country's two representatives in the House will defend the seats they won just last year in special elections.
Brian Mann is Adirondack bureau chief and helps keep an eye on politics for North Country Public Radio and our blog the In-Box. He joined Martha Foley this morning for a look at New York's complicated political picture.  Go to full article

Poll shows Paterson gaining, Gillibrand losing support

A new Siena College poll shows Governor David Paterson winning back favor with voters and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand losing ground. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Democratic women gather to support Gillibrand

Women in the state Senate and Assembly gathered in Albany Tuesday to voice their support of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. She faces a possible primary challenge from Harold Ford, Jr. The Democrat who mounted an unsuccessful bid for the Senate in Tennessee in 2006, now lives in New York City. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Paterson repeats he will run for Governor

Governor David Paterson keeps saying he will run for election next year. Despite low poll numbers and admonitions from the White House that he should step aside. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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