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Families Face Heating Oil Pinch

State Senator Betty Little, from Queensbury, says the big concern for families in the North Country is pay for heating fuel. She says the higher energy costs could have a trickle-down effect on the region's broader economy. Senator Little spoke from the Senate floor yesterday with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Consider Gas Tax Cut

The chair of the Assembly Energy Committee says it might not be a good idea to cut state gasoline taxes right now. At a hearing, Assemblyman Paul Tonko says while he's open to the idea, the money might be needed to assist schools and low income people with higher heating bills this winter. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pirro Entry Shifts Senate Race

Westchester County DA Jeanine Pirro continued a second day of a statewide tour Thursday, promoting her intentions to challenge Hillary Clinton for the US Senate seat next year. A new poll shows that Pirro's entry into the race has already had an effect. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pirro Makes Senate Campaign Official

Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro formally announced the plans she'd revealed earlier this week - she's seeking the Republican nomination to run against Hillary Clinton for Senate next year. Karen DeWitt caught up with Pirro at a speech on the steps of the State Capitol.  Go to full article
Ed Cox Will Challenge Sen. Clinton
Ed Cox Will Challenge Sen. Clinton

Nixon Son-In-Law To Challenge Clinton

The son-in-law of former President Richard Nixon says he'll challenge Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in next year's election. Ed Cox, an attorney in New York City and a member of the SUNY board of trustees, spoke yesterday with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

State Senate Wants Retirement Benefits for Blinded North Country Guardsman

A bill passed by the state Senate yesterday would offer extra retirement pay and health coverage to a North Country prison guard. Christopher Paiser was blinded by shrapnel last year while serving in Iraq with the National Guard. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Medical Marijuana Bill Takes a Bipartisan Step Forward

A bill to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes took a step closer to becoming law in New York, after the State Senate Majority Leader said he was open to considering the measure. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Senator Clinton is Lucrative Fund-raising Subject, for Republicans and Democrats

Senator Hillary Clinton presented a broad critique of Republican policies at a weekend fundraiser in Minnesota. Her appearance Saturday night came one day after Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove was in the state to raise money for Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty's re-election campaign.  Go to full article

NY Senate Budget will Include Health Care Cuts

Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says his house's budget will include health care cuts, but not new taxes on hospitals and nursing homes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Senate Approves Budget Reform Bill

The New York State Senate met in a special session to pass a new one-house bill that would reform the state's budget process. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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