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Lawmakers planning budget cuts

Legislative leaders are preparing a plan to close an over $1.5-billion gap later this week, but so far are tight lipped about what they will actually cut. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Judge says Amish case can proceed

A small town on the St. Lawrence River is going forward with a legal case against eight Amish residents. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Democrats skip budget meeting

Republicans in the legislature held a meeting of the budget conference committee yesterday, but Democratic leaders of the legislature refused to show up, saying the Republicans aren't presenting realistic spending numbers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Legislative leaders push earlier presidential primary

Both houses of the legislature plan to introduce and pass legislation to move up New York's Presidential primary to February 5th. The change could be a boost for the current front running candidates - Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Legislature strikes back

New York's new Governor Eliot Spitzer has been in the spotlight for several weeks now, giving major speeches and presenting his new budget. This week, though, it was the New York State legislature's turn to get attention, and to reassert its power. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers poised to pick comptroller

Tensions between Governor Spitzer and Democrats in the Assembly are escalating over the selection of a new Comptroller. The Assembly Speaker compared the Spitzer- backed independent selection panel to Vice President Dick Cheney, and Governor Spitzer issued a letter warning lawmakers not to proceed. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Political feud brews over new Comptroller

Tensions are simmering between Governor Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat, and the most powerful member of his party in the state legislature, over the choosing of a new state Comptroller. The growing feud threatens progress on many major issues Spitzer is championing at the Capitol, like ethics reform and his budget plan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki, Silver in spat over failure of civil confinement plan

A day after an unsuccessful special legislative session, two of the state's top politicians, Governor Pataki and Assembly Speaker Silver, were trading blame for what went wrong. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Marjorie Ransom
Marjorie Ransom

Preview: Silver Speaks - Jewelry of the Middle East

Todd Moe talks with Marjorie Ransom, a Lewis county native, who spent years in the Middle East as a U.S. diplomat. She's also researched and collected traditional silver jewelry of the Middle East for more than 40 years. An exhibit of some of her collection opens in Watertown at the Jefferson County Historical Society this Friday. A Gala Preview will be held Thursday, September 7, 5-7pm.  Go to full article

Legislature Draws Lines in Budget Battle

Assembly Democrats are proposing more aid to public colleges, including aid for part time students who are working to finance their education. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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