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Budget Suspense Ends Today

Gov. George Pataki delivers his annual budget address this morning. Interest groups are anxioulsy awaiting details of spending changes Pataki hinted at during his state of the state speech earlier this month. Karen DeWitt has this story from Albany.  Go to full article
Martha Foley talks with A.G. Eliot Spitzer
Martha Foley talks with A.G. Eliot Spitzer

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in Potsdam

Eliot Spitzer was sworn in as New York Attorney General January 1, 1999. Since then, he has emerged as a crusader of national proportions -- for his investigations of conflict of interest among major Wall Street firms, his lawsuits against acid rain-linked Midwest power plants, and his criticism of the Bush Administration's revisions of Clean Air Act rules on power plant emissions. Spitzer is a Harvard law school graduate who clerked for a federal district judge, worked at private law firms in New York City, and prosecuted orgainzed crime and political corruption cases as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. He's also a personable family man. It all makes for a nice package that has excited Democrats looking for a gubernatorial candidate for 2006.
And judging from his appearance at the annual St. Lawrence County Democratic Dinner Friday in Potsdam, Spitzer is good at the people-to-people requirements of a political career - meeting and greeting the party's faithful with enthusiasm. he spoke with North Country Public Radio News Director Martha Foley prior to the dinner.  Go to full article

NYS 2002 Budget Debate

State lawmakers will take up the state budget debate in 2002.  Go to full article

Reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws

Reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws was one of the many issues left unfinished in 2001. It may be on the New York State Legislature’s agenda for 2002.  Go to full article

Polls Show Pataki in Good Shape for Reelection Bid

A new poll shows that Governor Pataki will be very tough to beat if Pataki, as expected, seeks reelection for Governor next year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Mohawk Land Claim Talks Resume

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has resumed land claim talks with New York State after years of stalled negotiations. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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