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Lawmakers Asked To Pass Budget On Time This Year

With less than a month to go before the official start of the state fiscal year, groups that have suffered under 17 years of late budgets testified at a hearing to give their reasons why the budget should be on time. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Good Government Groups Call for More Competitive Legislative Districts

Good government groups say the state legislature should throw out the newly drawn redistrict lines and design Senate and Assembly districts that are more competitive. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Legislation Would Ban Video Voyeurism

Republicans in the New York State Assembly say the state has to shore up its laws to prevent "video voyeurism". The videotaping of people with concealed cameras for sexual gratification. Martha Foley reports...  Go to full article

A Legislative Preview of Election 2002

All 211 seats in the state legislature are up for election this year. If past election results are any guide, nearly all incumbents seeking re-election in the Senate and Assembly will keep their posts for another two years. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Redistricting Plan Could Cost North Country Two Assembly Seats

Under the proposed legislative redistricting plan announced last week in Albany, the North Country could lose two of the nine Assembly seats eliminated under the plan. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

NY Redistricting Plan Squeezes Minority Parties in Both Houses

Nearly 30 members of the minority parties in both houses of the legislature would be forced to fight each other to keep their seats in November, under a redistricting plan devised by the majority parties in both houses. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Redistricting Plan Reshuffles North Country Districts

Martha Foley talks with Republican Assemblyman Chris Ortloff about the redistricting proposal and its effects on North Country politicians.  Go to full article

Critics Say New York Redistricting Plan Favors Incumbents

Good government groups are charging that New York’s legislative races are non-competitive because districts are drawn by the Assembly and Senate to favor incumbents. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Assembly Democrats Delay Seneca Gambling Pact

Governor Pataki is still waiting for Assembly Democrats to approve a pact with the Seneca nation to build three gambling casinos in western New York. The continued delay has energized anti-gambling groups. They've stepped up their rhetoric against the plan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Assembly Agrees: Latest Budget Ever

The New York State Assembly met in Albany as New York headed toward breaking the record for the latest ever state budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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