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Tug Hill Commission now faces a budget cut on par with other state agencies

Tug Hill Commission restored

A joint budget conference committee has restored money for the Tug Hill Commission in the state budget. According to State Senator Patty Ritchie's office, the Assembly agreed to the Senate's funding level of $1.1 million. That's a 10 percent cut from last year, on par with other state agencies. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Top court nixes state senate recount

The state Court of Appeals has rejected a Democratic state senator's request for a full manual recount in his narrow loss to a Republican newcomer on Long Island. The ruling will return control of the Senate to Republicans with a 32-30 majority next month after two years of Democratic rule. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Joe Dioguardi pushes to make a race in New York's Senate contest, but Kirsten Gillibrand still holds commanding advantages
Joe Dioguardi pushes to make a race in New York's Senate contest, but Kirsten Gillibrand still holds commanding advantages

Can Dioguardi make it a serious race against Gillibrand?

Republicans have been looking for opportunities to make surprise gains in this November's Senate races. Some polls have shown that even in New York, they might have an outside chance at upsetting freshman Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. Gillibrand once represented a big chunk of the North Country, but as Brian Man reports, she's still introducing herself to voters in other parts of the state.  Go to full article

A look back at last year's NY Senate coup

One year ago this week, the state government was in gridlock, after a coup in the Senate staged by a collation of Republicans and two Democrats. Now, one year later, some are raising the specter of "Coup II," as nearly the same configuration of Senators are threatening not to vote for a budget extender, which could lead to more paralysis in the form of a government shut down. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Senate votes to expel Monserrate

The New York State Senate voted to expel one of it's members, Senator Hiram Monserrate of Queens, who was convicted of a misdemeanor assault of his girlfriend. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Senate passes shared service bill

It could soon be easier for New York's thousands of individual local governments to share equipment and services. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Democratic women gather to support Gillibrand

Women in the state Senate and Assembly gathered in Albany Tuesday to voice their support of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. She faces a possible primary challenge from Harold Ford, Jr. The Democrat who mounted an unsuccessful bid for the Senate in Tennessee in 2006, now lives in New York City. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Region's politicians remember Kennedy

Some of the region's polticians paid tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
State Senator Betty Little (Source:  Little website)
State Senator Betty Little (Source: Little website)

Little says her relations with Democrats took a hit in Senate coup

Adirondack bureau chief Brian Mann was in Albany yesterday and sat down with state Senator Betty Little to talk about politics in the post-coup era. They met in the Senate lounge, where Little acknowledged that the Senate's institutional credibility has been seriously damaged. She said it has been hard explaining to voters in the North Country why the Republican-led coup was a good idea.  Go to full article

Schumer defends Sotomayor

Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, faces a second day of questions at a Senate hearing today. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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