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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"
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
Dec 11, 2002 — Governor Pataki has asked the state Legislature to authorize the bonding of up to $4 billion dollars. The money would help the state close revenue shortfalls in the current and future fiscal years. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2002 — Governor Pataki has said little about how he will solve the state's budget crisis, and that has led a number of interest groups to worry that they might be the targets of budget cuts. Many are issuing pre-emptive strikes to gain support for their programs. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 04, 2002 — The state faces a huge budget crisis, as state lawmakers remain silent on solutions. Meanwhile, fears are growing that lawmakers will raid two large pots of money to help close the gap. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
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