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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"
Apr 30, 2003 — 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
Apr 18, 2003 — 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
Jan 27, 2003 — Senate Republicans passed a one-house bill to crack down on auto insurance fraud in New York, and urged Assembly colleagues to follow suit. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 22, 2003 — There's a growing nervousness over what Governor Pataki may propose in his budget plan next week. In anticipation of possible cut backs, hospitals across new York made clear Tuesday that any further declines instate aid could be harmful to patients. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 14, 2003 — State Senator Betty Little, who represents the 45th district, took the oath of office just six days ago. She's busy opening new offices in Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, and Albany. And she's already been named to chair the Senate Local Government Committee. Last week, Senator Little spoke at the annual meeting of the Adirondack Economic Development Corporation. As Brian Mann reports, she outlined an agenda for her first term. Go to full article
Jan 14, 2003 — Good government groups say the circumstances of a Bronx Assemblywoman's conviction on bribery charges reveal a need for greater scrutiny of lobbyists at the state capitol. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 14, 2003 — New York's Senate Majority Leader says the combined projected state budget deficit of $12 billion dollars could be even bigger. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Nov 06, 2002 — Glens Falls Republican Betty Little cruised to a senate seat, in the newly drafted 45th district. Little defeated Malone Democrat Boyce Sherwin and will now replace Plattsburgh veteran Ron Stafford. As Brian Mann reports, Little expects to be a dominant force in North Country politics. Go to full article