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State Senator Ray Meier
State Senator Ray Meier

North Country Senator on GOP Platform Committee

State senator Ray Meier is one of two New York members of the GOP platform committee. The committee met last week; the convention is expected to adopt the platform in its first formal action Monday morning. Meier represents Lewis County and parts of St. Lawrence and Oneida counties in the state Senate. He is known as a conservative in Albany. But his place on the political spectrum wasn't so clear on the national platform committee. The committee is made up of two members from each state and each US territory. Friday, Meier told Martha Foley there were substantive debates - and differing priorities from different regions of the country. But Meier said GOP describes itself in the platform as "The Big Tent Party" with room for a variety of viewpoints.  Go to full article
NYS Sen. Ray Meier
NYS Sen. Ray Meier

NCPR News Call-in: Education Funding and the State Budget Battle

Tuesday, June 3, voters decide on school budgets, and the messy state budget process once again leaves state aid levels in doubt. In a special call-in program on state budget and school funding issues, NYS Senator Ray Meier and Hermon-DeKalb school superintendent Ann Adams will join Martha Foley, Karen DeWitt and David Sommerstein to examine the issues and the stakes and to take listener calls.  Go to full article

Welfare Reform on Meier's Agenda

Senator Ray Meier was reappointed as chairman of the Senate Social Services Committee. In a recent interview, Meier said his main focus has been on the welfare to work program and the complex system of public support that's replacing the old model of cash assistance. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

NYS Senate Calls for Budget Reform

For the seventeenth straight year, New York lawmakers have failed to pass a state budget by the April 1 deadline. In response, the state Senate is calling for budget reform again this year. Jody Tosti spoke with Sen. Ray Meier about the Senate majority's eight-point plan.  Go to full article

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