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Flights to fundraisers fuel current accusations in Albany

As tensions and accusations escalated this week between Governor Eliot Spitzer and Senate Leader Joe Bruno, what got lost in the debate was the original issue that was raised; should politicians use taxpayer-funded state aircraft to attend fundraisers? Karen De Witt reports.  Go to full article

Campaign finance reformers keep pushing

Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he's not giving up on his fight to convince the legislature to enact campaign finace reform. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Reform in Albany no match for partisan politics

There's been some bitter rhetoric this week at the State Capitol, between Governor Eliot Spitzer and Republicans in the State Senate, over campaign finance practices. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer pitches campaign finance reform

Governor Eliot Spitzer followed through on a promise to visit the districts of Senators who have refused to agree to campaign finance reform. He began in Schenectady, in the district of Senator Hugh Farley, a 15-term Republican. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Reform Day in Albany yields no reform

Governor Spitzer put pressure on the legislature to pass a campaign finance reform bill, on the day known as Reform Day at the Capitol. But the governor met resistance and as the day ended, there was no agreement.  Go to full article

Spitzer?s top priority: campaign finance reform

Both Governor Eliot Spitzer and the top republican in the New York state legislature introduced their priorities for the remainder of the session. While Spitzer wants campaign finance reform, Senate Republicans are calling for term limits. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers return to Albany

The New York State legislature returns to Albany after a two-week break. As Karen DeWitt reports, there are a number of items on their agenda.  Go to full article

Lawmakers agree on member item reform

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Leaders of the Legislature have announced greater scrutiny and better public disclosure of legislative member items. While the leaders agree on member item reform, they continue to disagree over the state budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

AG Cuomo plans Albany corruption probe

Newly elected Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Albany County District Attorney David Soares have teamed up to investigate corruption at the Capitol. They say they are responding to a new era and tone in state government that demands reform. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Experts weigh tax relief

Eliot Spitzer made clear during his campaign for Governor and in his State of the State speech that cutting New York's property taxes is a top priority. At a conference at Albany's Rockefeller Institute, experts agreed that New York's highest in the nation combined state and local taxes are a major problem, and offered some solutions. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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