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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"
Jan 09, 2003 — 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
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Jan 09, 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
Jan 08, 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
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