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Spitzer undecided about when to call special election

Governor Spitzer still hasn't decided when he'll call a special election to fill the seat of State Senator Jim Wright. The Republican is stepping down next week. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Alcoa commits 1000 jobs to Massena

Massena will remain a company town for at least another four decades. Alcoa, the world's largest aluminum producer, and the New York Power Authority announced a new 30-year contract today. It guarantees more than 1000 jobs and promises a major overhaul the company's two plants. Governor Eliot Spitzer made the announcement today in Massena. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Year one: Spitzer optimistic despite falling polls

It's been a controversial first year in office for Governor Eliot Spitzer. He won with a huge voter mandate, but saw his poll numbers erode to record lows by year's end. Nevertheless, the governor remains upbeat, and says he's looking forward to accomplishing many things in year two of his term. From the capitol, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Governor Spitzer addresses the NYS Farm Bureau (Source:  Office of the Governor, Judy Sanders)
Governor Spitzer addresses the NYS Farm Bureau (Source: Office of the Governor, Judy Sanders)

Spitzer wants universal broadband for rural New York

Governor Eliot Spitzer used his appearance yesterday at the statewide Farm Bureau meeting in Niagara Falls to unveil a new push for rural internet access. Spitzer says high-speed broadband and wireless will play a big part in making farms and other rural businesses more competitive.  Go to full article
Proposed Saranac Lake attraction receives EPF funds (Photo:  Adk Carousel website)
Proposed Saranac Lake attraction receives EPF funds (Photo: Adk Carousel website)

Adk green and cultural groups receive environmental money

The Spitzer administration has distributed more than $25 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Fund, to groups and local governments across the state. The big winners in the North Country were two pro-environment groups in Lake George, and a new carousel planned for Saranac Lake. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Spitzer drops immigrant licenses plan

The state's undocumented immigrants will not be able to get a New York driver's license. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro)
Teresa Sayward (R-Willsboro)

Sayward celebrates license victory, offers olive branch

North Country Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward says she's delighted that Governor Spitzer abandoned his driver's license plan. But the Republican from Willsboro also says she's ready to offer an olive branch to the Democratic governor. Sayward spoke last night with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
The proposed rule change would ban burn barrels.
The proposed rule change would ban burn barrels.

DEC to propose burn ban

The Spitzer Administration is poised to announce a rule change that would ban outdoor trash burning in New York. The new regulation would include backyard burn barrels and non-organic farm waste. The New York Farm Bureau has blocked a bill to do the same thing for more than a decade. But the plan has caught the group unaware. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Clinton responds to license spat

Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton gave Governor Eliot Spitzer's effort to allow illegal immigrants to apply for state driver's licenses some cover in last night's debate. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

GOP still skeptical of Spitzer license plan

Governor Spitzer's changes to his driver's license plan for immigrants, announced over the weekend, has not done much to quell the opposition from Republicans in state government. One, Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco, calls the plan "smoke and mirrors." Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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