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20th CD: Murphy, Gibson face off

Congressman Scott Murphy, the Democrat from Glens Falls, faced off with his Republican challenger for a debate yesterday.

Chris Gibson from Kinderhook is hoping to retake the 20th district House seat, which was once considered safe Republican territory.

The debate was hosted by the Poughkeepsie Journal and broadcast on the web.

The encounter produced one surprise, with Gibson reversing his position on the Small Business Jobs Act, passed by the Democrats last month. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Disabilities advocates watch new leadership in Albany and Washington

There was a buzz across the community of people with disabilities when Gov. David Paterson was sworn in last year. And there were expectations that having a governor with a disability (Paterson is blind) would add weight to their concerns. But Gov. Paterson's approval numbers have tumbled to record and persistent lows.

Within the community of people with disabilities, there is still pride in the new governor, according to one North Country leader. Andrew Pulrang is director of the North Country Center for Independence in Plattsburgh. He says it's too early to tell whether Paterson will make a difference when it comes to disability policies.  Go to full article

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