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GOP senate candidates campaign using Cuomo's image

Governor Andrew Cuomo isn't running for office this year- but his face and name are still appearing in election mailers in many New York homes. That's because state lawmakers from both parties running for reelection are using the popular governor's image in their campaign literature.  Go to full article
Photo: Karen DeWitt
Photo: Karen DeWitt

GOP senate candidate urges action on hydrofracking

Wendy Long, the Republican Senate candidate challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, is urging swift action on hydraulic fracturing in New York state.  Go to full article
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, right, shakes hands with a woman outside Adirondack Health's new Wound and Hyperbaric Center in Saranac Lake, which he toured on Friday. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, right, shakes hands with a woman outside Adirondack Health's new Wound and Hyperbaric Center in Saranac Lake, which he toured on Friday. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Schumer tours new wound treatment center in Saranac Lake

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer made a swing through the North Country Friday, stopping in Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga and Indian Lake. While in Saranac Lake, the senator toured the newest of several facilities operated by Adirondack Health. Sen. Schumer pushed for legislation to extend a Medicare program that supports rural hospitals.  Go to full article
As a mother, as a lawmaker, watching a child go hungry is something I will not stand for.

Gillibrand fights for food stamps in Farm Bill

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is fighting to stop cuts to the food stamp program. The Senate is currently debating a version of the 2012 Farm Bill that would cut food stamps by $4.5 billion over 10 years. Julie Grant reports.  Go to full article
The NY Farm Bureau expects more insurance assistance in the Farm Bill.
The NY Farm Bureau expects more insurance assistance in the Farm Bill.

2012 Farm Bill expected to help insure more NY farms

The 2012 Farm Bill passed through the Senate Agriculture Committee last week, much more quickly than insiders had expected. The bill cuts agriculture spending by $23 billion, by getting rid of program that pays some farmers simply for growing commodities, things like corn, wheat, and soy. Instead of sending farmers a direct payment, it will spend more money subsidizing their crop insurance. Some New York farm leaders say the shift will be good for New York farmers. But critics say the crop insurance is just another handout to big corporate farms.
Julie Grant reports.  Go to full article

Senator Schumer tells Watertown audience he'll fight new border fees targeting Canadians

New York Senator Charles Schumer was in Watertown yesterday to announce he'll fight a new fee that can be charged to Canadians crossing into the U.S. by boat or by plane. He appeared at the Paddock Arcade on Washington Street, an historic shopping center and one of many places in the north country where Canadian visitors may come to shop and eat. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Redistricting will count prisoners where they lived before incarceration

Republicans in the State Senate last week changed their position on the counting of state prison inmates for drawing new legislative district lines, required every ten years. As Karen DeWitt reports, the decision on how to count prisoners is just one of many challenges facing the GOP as they struggle to maintain their one vote lead in the Senate in the next elections.  Go to full article

NY senate GOP seems to reverse stance on inmate count in redistricting

Senate Republicans appear to be changing their minds about how they would like to count prison inmates when they redraw New York's new district lines. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Will gay marriage be legalized in New York?
Will gay marriage be legalized in New York?

Ogdensburg shoppers weigh in on same sex marriage

This week, it's been all about same sex marriage in Albany. Supporters, led by Governor Cuomo, have been lobbying hard for a vote in the State Senate. Now they're one vote shy of passage.

According to a Siena College poll this week, 55% of New Yorkers support legalizing same sex marriage. Sarah Harris chatted with shoppers in Ogdensburg to get their opinions.  Go to full article
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch speaking to reporters.
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch speaking to reporters.

Senators accused of breaking redistricting pledge

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who now leads a reform group, has declared the Leader of the State Senate "an enemy of reform", and says Senators have broken a pledge to carry out non partisan redistricting. Koch also says he's teaming up with Governor Andrew Cuomo to pressure lawmakers over the issue. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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