From NCPR Blogs:
The failure of the Farm Bill in the U.S. House last month came as a surprise to many. As David Sommerstein wrote in NCPR’s blog The Dirt at that time, “Republicans voted against the bill, many because they didn’t like its nearly...
Whew! the legislative session is over! In case you missed it, here’s the Capitol Confidential blog’s wrap-up of what happened, and here’s the Cuomo Administration’s post-session report. Regionally, St. Lawrence, Essex,...
So as you may have heard, it’s the last (scheduled) day of New York state’s legislative session today, and it’s looking like a long one for legislators before they head out for the season. I actually just heard via email from our...
This morning we reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was facing some troubles getting his major issues through the legislature, including his Women’s Equality Act and campaign finance reform. Each has been blocked in the state Senate, where...
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...
News stories tagged with "legislature"
Jan 29, 2003 — Governor Pataki release a state budget plan that is expected to contain bad news, in the form of budget cuts, for nearly every segment of state government. As Karen Dewitt reports, lawmakers and lobbyists are anxiously awaiting Pataki's presentation. Go to full article
Jan 28, 2003 — Governor Pataki has said he wants to reform Medicaid in his new budget, to be released Wednesday. Those who have to pay for rapidly growing state health care program are hoping that Pataki will propose cuts as a solution. Those who depend on Medicaid for health care wish that the Governor would preserve services. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 24, 2003 — Governor Pataki says he won't include any ?job-killing? tax increases in his new budget. 200 human service groups have formed a coalition to argue that the spending cuts that Pataki says he'll propose can also reduce jobs in New York. The new coalition says tax surcharges on New Yorkers who can afford to pay are a better answer. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 23, 2003 — Advocates for the legalization of medical marijuana are targeting New York State, aiming to convince more state lawmakers that some people with cancer, AIDS and other chronic conditions need the drug to improve their health. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 22, 2003 — There's a growing nervousness over what Governor Pataki may propose in his budget plan next week. In anticipation of possible cut backs, hospitals across new York made clear Tuesday that any further declines instate aid could be harmful to patients. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Jan 16, 2003 — Public health advocates say a new strict ban on smoking in the workplace is about to be introduced in a jointly-sponsored Senate and Assembly bill. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 15, 2003 — A state Assembly committee held hearings on whether hospitals in New York should be required to provide emergency contraceptive pills to women who've been raped. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 14, 2003 — State Senator Betty Little, who represents the 45th district, took the oath of office just six days ago. She's busy opening new offices in Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, and Albany. And she's already been named to chair the Senate Local Government Committee. Last week, Senator Little spoke at the annual meeting of the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation. As Brian Mann reports, she outlined an agenda for her first term. Go to full article
Jan 14, 2003 — Good government groups say the circumstances of a Bronx Assemblywoman's conviction on bribery charges reveal a need for greater scrutiny of lobbyists at the state capitol. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 14, 2003 — New York's Senate Majority Leader says the combined projected state budget deficit of $12 billion dollars could be even bigger. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article