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Silver: time to think about lawmaker raises

New York State lawmakers haven't had a pay increase since 1999, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says it's probably time to think about raises.  Go to full article
We are more disciplined. We have very open and frank discussions within our conference, and then we come out united.

Republicans prep for Senate majority

Republicans are poised to take over the New York State Senate again, after a brief two year hiatus. As Karen DeWitt reports, GOP leaders seemed determined to do things differently this time.  Go to full article

In the 114th District, Anger At Albany From Both Sides

In the 114th Assembly District, Plattsburgh Republican Chris Ortloff faces a challenge from Democrat Bernie Bassett, a former school principal from Morrisonville. Ortloff won his last election by a three-to-one margin. But this year, Bassett has received more than thirty-five thousand dollars in financial support from the state Democratic party, which hopes to claim a second assembly seat in the North Country. As Brian Mann reports, the campaign is being shaped by deep public anger over gridlock in Albany.  Go to full article

Final Action on State Budget Expected Tonight

State lawmakers hoped to begin passing bills last night. They hoped and they say they could complete final action on the budget by the end of the week. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

AIDS Protest in Albany

61 people were arrested at the state capitol Tuesday as they protested for more funding for AIDS services. Protesters criticized the Pataki administration, saying its proposed budget would cut $18 million in treatment and outreach programs. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Addresses Joint Session of Legislature

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders addressed a joint session of the legislature yesterday. They vowed to recover from the terrorist acts of Tuesday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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