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With word of Senator John Sampson’s arrest on corruption and embezzlement charges, it’s impossible to ignore the sense that New York’s Democratic Party is in need of a serious intervention. Yes, Republicans have been vulnerable to...
Correction: This post originally said that the Vermont legislature had passed the migrant workers’ driver’s license legislation. In fact, that legislation hasn’t passed and is still in the legislature. Hello! Today from our...
At a press conference today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo conceded to reporters that he doesn’t have the votes in the Senate to pass his Women’s Reproductive Health Act. But he says he’s still trying. Reporter Karen Dewitt asked the...
Julie Grant provided most material for this blog post. A couple stories on the new NY SAFE act from NCPR’s newsroom this morning: Brian Mann reports on court challenges to the law, and Chris Morris reports on North Country counties passing...
News stories tagged with "legislature"
Dec 23, 2002 — When the State Senate met to debate and pass the gay equal rights legislation last week, those for and against the measure showed up to lobby and demonstrate. Some of the most interesting debates took place away from the Senate floor, and between groups of people who come from very different cultures. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 20, 2002 — The New York state legislature will let expire at the end of this year the law that governs the citing of new power plants. There is a dispute between environmentalists and the power plant industry over what the impact of that expiration would be. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 19, 2002 — Governor Pataki is remaining tight lipped about how he might resolve the looming budget crisis. A recent poll shows the governor remains popular despite New York's financial problems. As Karen Dewitt reports, those two developments might be related. Go to full article
Dec 18, 2002 — By a close vote, 34 to 26, the New York State Senate voted to grant equal rights for gays and lesbians in housing, employment and other areas, despite lobbying against the bill from the left and the right. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 16, 2002 — The state board of regents says that despite the state's fiscal problems, New York needs to spend half a billion dollars more on its school children next year. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2002 — Governor Pataki has asked the state Legislature to authorize the bonding of up to $4 billion dollars. The money would help the state close revenue shortfalls in the current and future fiscal years. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2002 — Governor Pataki has said little about how he will solve the state's budget crisis, and that has led a number of interest groups to worry that they might be the targets of budget cuts. Many are issuing pre-emptive strikes to gain support for their programs. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2002 — The state faces a huge budget crisis, as state lawmakers remain silent on solutions. Meanwhile, fears are growing that lawmakers will raid two large pots of money to help close the gap. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article