From NCPR Blogs:
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"
Oct 14, 2002 — 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
Oct 03, 2002 — 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
Sep 11, 2002 — 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
by Brian Mann
Aug 26, 2002 — 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
Jul 24, 2002 — 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
Jul 01, 2002 — 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
Jun 26, 2002 — 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
Jun 25, 2002 — 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
Jun 21, 2002 — 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