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At the end of December, some 1.3 million Americans who received long-term unemployment insurance from the federal government didn’t get their monthly check. Their benefits were not included in a budget deal that Congress squeaked out before...
As the state legislative session hurtles toward it close, bills aplenty are passing through the legislature (although many others don’t seem like they’re going to make it). The Albany Times-Union’s always-handy Capitol Confidential...
This morning we reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was facing some troubles getting his major issues through the legislature, including his Women’s Equality Act and campaign finance reform. Each has been blocked in the state Senate, where...
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...
News stories tagged with "senate"
Sep 15, 2005 — 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
Aug 12, 2005 — 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
Aug 11, 2005 — 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
by Brian Mann
Jun 29, 2005 — 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
by Brian Mann
Jun 23, 2005 — 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
May 11, 2005 — 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
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Apr 11, 2005 — 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
Oct 29, 2004 — Like most big name politicians, Senator Hillary Clinton is stumping in swing states to help her party's presidential candidate to victory. Still in her first term, Clinton has become a major--and often divisive--political force in the nation. But in parts of rural New York, especially the Finger Lakes and the North Country, she's developed a reputation as an advocate who works across party lines to get things done. She's used her star power to energize local Democrats. And she's made inroads in traditional Republican territory that may pay dividends in future elections. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article