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More on the Redistricting Plan

Martha Foley talks with David Sommerstein about the Congressional Redistricting Master Plan.  Go to full article

House Defense Bill Helps Fort Drum

$18 million in Fort Drum improvements are included in the Defense Authorization Bill passed by the House of Representatives last Friday. David Sommerstein reports the projects will help protect Fort Drum near Watertown from the next round of base closures.  Go to full article

McHugh Applauds Border Security Funding

President Bush plans to ask for a $2.1 billion increase next year for security along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico. He called the borders the "domestic front" in the war on terrorism. The plan is drawing applause from the North Country's Congressman, but there are still questions. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Draft Redistricting Plan Due by Year's End

The 2000 census told New Yorkers that our population is growing at a slower rate than the rest of the country. What that means for New York politics is that the state will lose two of its 31 representatives in Congress. The state legislature and the governor will decide which two lawmakers will lose their job through a process called redistricting. David Sommerstein reports a draft plan for redistricting could be out by the end of month.  Go to full article

People: SLU Government Professor Bob Wells on the Art of Redistricting

David Sommerstein talks with government professor Bob Wells about the political intrigue of redistricting, both for Congressional representatives and for state lawmakers.  Go to full article

Rep. McHugh: New York Will Rebuild

North Country Congressman John McHugh says the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are "unparalleled in our nation's history". But, McHugh says New York City will rebuild and the country will go forward. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

Rep. McHugh Spotlights North Country Development

North Country Congressman John McHugh plots a future for economic development in the region. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Mchugh Proposes Ft. Drum Enhancements

As the Bush administration looks to trim federal spending to accommodate a trillion-dollar tax cut, North Country Congressman John McHugh is working to make sure Fort Drum is indispensible to any military budget. David Sommerstein reports McHugh is proposing 40 million dollars in enhancements to the Jefferson County army base.  Go to full article

McHugh on Looming Postal Crisis

Martha Foley talks with North Country Congressman John McHugh about the impending postal crisis—there are rumors of elimination of Saturday mail delivery, and that small post offices may close.  Go to full article

McHugh Speculates on Base Closings

Congressman John McHugh says he expects another round of military base closings to start in the next couple of years... and he thinks Fort Drum may be vulnerable. As Brian Mann reports, McHugh says shuttering Fort Drum would be a disaster for Watertown.  Go to full article

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