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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...
3:43pm. And hello again! Natasha Haverty is back now from Massena, working on a story to air Monday morning on the 8 O’clock Hour. I asked her to tell me a little about Sen. Gillibrand’s appearance. As expected, Gillibrand used the...
News stories tagged with "senate"
Albany, NY, Jul 08, 2009 — All sides in a month-long standoff in New York's Senate say they've agreed to work out a power-sharing deal from two proposals. They say the conflict could be over as early as tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Senate stalemate is harming local governments around the state, and one county leader has filed a lawsuit to try to get the gridlock resolved for once and for all. Meanwhile, unrest continued in the divided State Senate. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jun 23, 2009 — A new poll by Siena College finds, not surprisingly, that voters are upset over the gridlock in the New York State Senate, and more people than ever think the state is going in the wrong direction. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jun 22, 2009 — Governor David Paterson says he's giving Senators until the close of business today to settle their differences in a leadership dispute that's paralyzed that house for over two weeks. Paterson says if there's no agreement, he'll call an extraordinary session of the Senate on Tuesday. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jun 16, 2009 — The second week of turmoil began for the New York State Senate, with yet another change of allegiance from a renegade Democrat, leaving the chamber split in a 31-31 tie. Both sides now say they are looking to a State Supreme court judge to resolve the impasse. Reporter Karen DeWitt looks at the yesterday's events. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Jun 15, 2009 — A state Supreme Court judge has told the warring Democrats and Republicans in the State Senate to try to spend the weekend resolving their differences, or else he will rule Monday on who controls the Senate. The actions mean the power struggle over the State Senate will continue into another week. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 14, 2009 — The state's controversial Empire Zone program, which gives tax incentives to businesses, is set to expire next year. It's been beset by mismanagement, spiraling costs, and underperformance in job creation. Senate Democrats this week announced a new task force to overhaul the Empire Zone program. North Country officials agree the program isn't working, especially for rural parts of Upstate New York. But they worry the alternative may be...nothing. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Apr 01, 2009 — The New York state budget will be late again, as the Senate adjourned late last night after passing just one bill. The Senate was delayed by demands by Republicans to see school aid figures before voting, and by the brief hospitalization of one Senator, who was suffering from walking pneumonia. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Feb 12, 2009 — State Senator Betty Little has been named to lead the Republican Party's Program Committee. The leadership post means she'll craft the GOP legislative approach to statewide issues. The promotion comes in the first session after Republican lawmakers lost their majority in the state Senate. Little told Brian Mann that she'll focus on what she describes as pro-business agenda. Go to full article