For the second consecutive session, the Senator of the 48th State Senate district will chair that chamber’s agriculture committee. But this time it’s not Cape Vincent farmer Darrel Aubertine.
It’s the St. Lawrence County...
Some Democrats in the state Senate have apparently had enough of the leadership that brought New York the last two years of…gridlock? Dysfunction? A Return to a Republican majority?
Led by Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein, they’re forming a new...
Since Republican Patty Ritchie toppled incumbent Democrat Darrel Aubertine on election day, it’s been pretty darn quiet in the 48th. Aubertine has been silent since his loss. I’ve played a little phone tag with the...
Rensselaer, NY, Dec 16, 2010 — 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
Oct 13, 2004 — 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
May 16, 2002 — 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
Apr 10, 2002 — 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
Sep 14, 2001 — 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