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At the end of December, some 1.3 million Americans who received long-term unemployment insurance from the federal government didn’t get their monthly check. Their benefits were not included in a budget deal that Congress squeaked out before...
As the state legislative session hurtles toward it close, bills aplenty are passing through the legislature (although many others don’t seem like they’re going to make it). The Albany Times-Union’s always-handy Capitol Confidential...
This morning we reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was facing some troubles getting his major issues through the legislature, including his Women’s Equality Act and campaign finance reform. Each has been blocked in the state Senate, where...
So the news has just come down that yet another New York state politician has been taken into custody. The New York Daily News reports the Brooklyn Democrat and one-time senate minority leader was arrested for “taking illegal campaign...
At a press conference today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo conceded to reporters that he doesn’t have the votes in the Senate to pass his Women’s Reproductive Health Act. But he says he’s still trying. Reporter Karen Dewitt asked the...
News stories tagged with "senate"
Jan 14, 2003 — Good government groups say the circumstances of a Bronx Assemblywoman's conviction on bribery charges reveal a need for greater scrutiny of lobbyists at the state capitol. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 14, 2003 — New York's Senate Majority Leader says the combined projected state budget deficit of $12 billion dollars could be even bigger. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Nov 06, 2002 — Glens Falls Republican Betty Little cruised to a senate seat, in the newly drafted 45th district. Little defeated Malone Democrat Boyce Sherwin and will now replace Plattsburgh veteran Ron Stafford. As Brian Mann reports, Little expects to be a dominant force in North Country politics. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Oct 09, 2002 — On November 5th, voters will choose a new state Senator to replace 37-year veteran Ron Stafford. Stafford announced his retirement this spring, but the race for his seat hasn't generated much excitement. A much-anticipated Republican primary never materialized. Now, Republican Assemblywoman Betty Little is facing Boyce Sherwin, an under-funded Democrat from Malone. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Aug 01, 2002 — The U.S. Senate has passed Senator Charles Schumer's legislation to make the access to prescription drugs easier. But the plan still hasn't been acted upon by the Republican-controlled House and faces opposition from the White House. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jun 20, 2002 — A bill to ban smoking in restaurants is one of several issues remaining in the legislative session. One of the sponsors says he's confident the bill will become law before the legislature adjourns for the summer. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jun 18, 2002 — In the last weeks of the 2002 legislature, many issues remained unresolved. And now in the final days of the session, the Assembly and Senate planned to pass One-House versions of key bills. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Mar 29, 2002 — Senator Charles Schumer was on a whirlwind tour of the North Country Thursday with stops in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. One of his visits was to the Alcoa plants in Massena. As Jody Tosti reports, the Senator met with union leaders and plant management to discuss the company's role in the community. Go to full article