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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

Clinton Pushes for Broadband

Clinton Pushes for Broadband. Senator Hillary Clinton is continuing her push for broadband high-speed internet access across upstate New York. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Override School Budget Extension Veto

Fighting words from the governor: he called the legislature's version of the state budget "irresponsible" and vowed to fight back with vetoes and political pressure. Also yesterday, the Republican-dominated state Senate voted unanimously to override Pataki's veto of a bill delaying school budget votes. The Assembly overrode the bill Monday. It's only the second time in Pataki's eight years as governor that the legislature voted to override. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article
US Sen. Chuck Shumer
US Sen. Chuck Shumer

Schumer Visits Lewis County and Massena

Senator Chuck Schumer outlined his agenda of North Country issues in two appearances yesterday. New York's senior senator discussed a statewide snowmobile insurance plan in Brantingham in Lewis County. Then he met with local officials in Massena, where he pledged to aid the ailing dairy and aluminum industries. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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