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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...
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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
Oct 20, 2004 — Senator Charles Schumer largely ignored his two challengers in a debate held at Cornell University last night. Far ahead in the polls, the senator focused on his record and refused to answer attacks by Republican Howard Mills or Conservative Marilyn O'Grady. Karen DeWitt has more. Go to full article
Oct 01, 2004 — State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno has announced a new task force to reform the rules of the Senate, to open up the process. Bruno's action comes a few days after several Assembly Democrats made a proposal to reform the Assembly's practices. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 14, 2004 — The Republican likely to challenge Senator Charles Schumer in November made a brief swing through the North Country yesterday. After an appearance at a diner in Keene Valley, downstate Assemblyman Howard Mills courted the St. Lawrence County Conservative Party's endorsement at an event in Canton. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
May 06, 2004 — The New York State Senate wants to require health insurance companies to pay for better coverage for eating disorders. Supporters of the mental health parity bill known as Timothy's Law, say they'd like those mandates extended to other types of mental illness, as well. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 27, 2004 — Howard Mills, an assemblyman from Orange County, has formally kicked off his candidacy for the U.S. Senate with a 4-day, 10-city blitz around New York State to introduce himself to voters. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article