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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

Clinton's Surprising North Country Success

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

Schumer Debates Challengers in Ithaca

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

Bruno: Legislature, Reform Thyself

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
State assemblyman Howard Mills
State assemblyman Howard Mills

Republican Candidate for Senate Visits Canton

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

NY Senate Considers Insurance Parity for Mental Illness

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

State Assemblyman Announces Run For U.S. Senate

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

NY Senate Returns for One-day Session Tuesday

The New York State Senate will hold a one-day session on Tuesday. Governor Pataki and legislative leaders are holding talks to try to agree on bulls that the Senate could pass. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Mental Health Advocates Push Passage of Timothy's Law

Mental health advocates are hoping that the New York State Senate will approve Timothy's Law when the Senate returns next week for a one-day session. The legislation extends health care benefits for people with mental illness. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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