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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

Senate standoff hits breakthrough

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

Poll: NY Senate fight turns off New Yorkers

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

Governor orders gridlocked Senate to meet

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

Aubertine and Griffo respond to Senate coup

After Democrats lost their majority last week in the state Senate, it was revealed that Republicans had been laying the groundwork for a coup for more than a month. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Another day of turmoil in NY Senate

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

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