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News stories tagged with "politcs"

Parents and teachers protest during Cuomo visit to Lake Placid

During Governor Cuomo's visit to Lake Placid yesterday, a small group of parents and teachers rallied outside the Olympic Convention Center, urging Cuomo to reinstate education funding cut during the recession.  Go to full article

Cuomo to release his budget Tuesday

Governor Andrew Cuomo releases his first budget plan tomorrow. The state is facing a $10-billion deficit, and at the Capitol, they are bracing for big cuts. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

More of the same likely as New York enters another week without a budget

New York's budget is still overdue. Last week ended without progress and this coming week could be more of the same. Politcs continues to complicate the picture, as Senate Democrat Pedro Espada, whose vote is key to his party's slim majority, is under investigation. And Gov. Paterson will have to repeat his introduction of a budget extender. He may allow some construction projects to go ahead this time...just not with state money. Karen DeWitt has the story.  Go to full article

McCain announces suspension of campaign

NEW YORK (AP) Republican John McCain says he's directing his staff to work with Barack Obama's campaign and the debate commission to delay Friday's debate because of the economic crisis. McCain issued a statement saying he'll stop campaigning after addressing former President Bill Clinton's Global Initiative session on Thursday and return to Washington to focus on the nation's financial problems. McCain also said he wants President Bush to convene a leadership meeting in Washington. Both he and Obama would attend the session.  Go to full article

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