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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

Poll: Pataki Popular Despite Looming Budget Problems

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

State Senate Approves Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill

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

Regents Say State Needs to Spend More Money on Education

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

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