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Good Government Groups Want Greater Scrutiny of Lobbyists

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

State Senate Leader Warns Budget Problems Could Get Worse

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

Can Pataki Handle Another Budget Crisis?

Governor Pataki believes that he can ride out the state's budget crisis by cutting spending and cutting taxes, as he did in 1995. But some say that times are different now than when Pataki faced his last budget crisis. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Delivers Upbeat Speech

Governor Pataki delivered an upbeat message about overcoming adversity in his 9th annual State of the State message. The Governor provided few details on how he'll close the looming budget deficit, but vowed not to delay some tax cuts scheduled to take effect this year.  Go to full article

Ortloff says Pataki Faces Tough Decisions in 2003

Less state spending and more tax cuts were part of the message Governor Pataki delivered yesterday during his State of the State address. The third-term Republican says the state is facing "a very real fiscal crisis." Assemblyman Chris Ortloff says with the national recession and fallout from the September 11th terrorist attacks, Governor Pataki faces some tough decisions.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Outline Their Priorities for 2003

A day before Governor Pataki's State of the State message, leaders of the New York State legislature outlined their priorities for the upcoming session. Meanwhile, advocates for the mentally ill joined other disabled rights groups to demand that they not be forgotten in the budget crisis. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Prepares State of the State Speech

Governor Pataki delivers his State of the State message on Wednesday. The governor may begin to reveal some of his proposals for how he'll handle the massive state budget deficit. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Loose Ends in Albany

When the new 2003 legislative session gets underway January 8th, Governor Pataki and the legislature will find they still have some unfinished business from the old year to contend with. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

SONDA Debate Draws Variety of Opponents

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

Law Governing New Power Plants Set to Expire

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

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