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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"
May 20, 2002 — Governor Pataki and legislative leaders conducted the just completed state budget, mostly in secret. Lawmakers say the return to three men in a room was necessary because New York faces a fiscal crisis. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 17, 2002 — The state legislature has finished the budget, six and a half weeks after the deadline. Governor Pataki and the legislative leaders say they are proud of a difficult budget put together in the midst of a financial crisis, and they defend the new fees and one shots the budget contain. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 15, 2002 — Governor Pataki and legislative leaders say they may finally have a state budget in place later this week. They say they're putting the final touches on a budget that will likely contain some new fees, including an extra surcharge on cell phones. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 10, 2002 — The Rockefeller Drug Laws are now entering their 30th year. Critics stepped up their demands that the harshest aspects of the sentencing laws be repealed. They are urging Governor Pataki and the legislature to act this session. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 10, 2002 — As Governor Pataki and the legislature continue to write and negotiate budget bills in secret, environmentalists are left wondering whether a proposed loan of 200-million dollars from the environmental trust fund is really a loan at all. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 08, 2002 — Races for state Assembly seats are shaping up for the two new districts in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. After Republican Assemblywoman Dierdre Scozzafava announced last week she would run in the 122nd district, Democrat Darryl Aubertine yesterday officially kick off his campaign for the 118th district. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 03, 2002 — The new state budget framework includes plan to borrow from funds meant for the environment and health care in order to balance the state's budget. Groups that benefit from those funds aren't happy with this arrangement. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 02, 2002 — The governor and leaders of the legislature finally worked out a budget deal last night. Details are scant. None of the leaders offered an estimate on the overall size of the spending plan — and how it compares to the $89 billion budget Pataki proposed in January. Karen Dewitt reports.
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