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New York's Looming Budget Deficit Seen as Growing Political Crisis

The candidates for governor may not be talking about New York's looming budget deficit, buy many of those involved in New York's political world are discussing the growing problem. Two think tanks, one conservative and one liberal have recently issued reports with the recommendations on how to handle the crisis that New York's governor will have to face next year. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Environmentalists Give Pataki Mixed Review

For 30 years one of the state's most influential environmental organizations has been publishing a voters' guide rating state politicians on their records on the environment. The group, EPL Environmental Advocates, has given Governor Pataki a mixed review. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Last Year's Terrorist Attacks Could Effect Next Year's State Budget

In addition to the personal and public tragedies wrought by the events of September 11th, the terrorist attacks also devastated parts of New York?s economy. The damage may be felt in next year?s state budget. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Democrat Drops Out: Party's Big Chance Fizzles In North Country

A top North Country Democrat says he's dropping out of the race for the 114th Assembly District. Cliff Donaldson--currently the Essex County Manager--says he was forced by Federal law to end his bid. As Brian Mann reports, Democrats' hopes for this election season have fizzled.  Go to full article

Wall Street Woes Likely to Affect State Budget

The continuous drop in stocks on Wall Street will likely have a negative effect on New York State's budget next year, say economists and other experts. They've already begun a philosophical war, whether to raise taxes, or cut spending. Karen Dewitt has details.  Go to full article

2002 Legislature Winds Down

The state legislature's 2002 session is drawing to a close, with each chamber engaged in seemingly half-hearted attempts to conclude deals on pressing issues. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Few Agreements on Final Issues in Albany

As the July 4th holiday approaches, a number of bills remain on the agenda for the New York State Assembly and Senate, but so far there are few agreements on issues ranging from raising the minimum wage to giving police more tools to fight terrorism. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Bill Would Ban State Money For Union Organizing Attempts

Business groups and not-for-profits are lashing out against a bill in the state legislature that would forbid some recipients of state money from using the funds to talk to employees about union organizing attempts. Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Senate Adjourns Without Acting on Smoking Ban Bill

The New York State Senate adjourned without acting on a bill to ban smoking in restaurants across the state. While the Senate leader says talks will continue, anti-smoking advocates are disappointed. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Debate Continues Over Reforming NY's Drug Laws

On what was officially the last day of the legislative session, Senate and Assembly leaders exchanged recriminations over the failure to agree on reform of the "Rockefeller Drug Laws". Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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