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Defying Critics, Paterson Opens His Campaign
February 21, 2010 – 10:09 AM | No Comment
Defying Critics, Paterson Opens His Campaign

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Gov. David A. Paterson returned to his boyhood hometown on Saturday and defiantly proclaimed his candidacy for election, portraying himself …

Unshackle Upstate Proposes $12 Billion in State Savings
February 2, 2010 – 9:28 PM | No Comment
Unshackle Upstate Proposes $12 Billion in State Savings

Unshackle Upstate today released its 2010 policy agenda that included $12 billion in cost savings for New York’s 2010-11 budget year. These aggressive but vitally needed recommendations will help bring fiscal reform to New York.
 
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Report details where NY’ers are headed
October 27, 2009 – 1:10 PM | No Comment
Report details where NY’ers are headed

New York has had more residents move out than any other state in the nation, according to a new report on migration trends since the turn of the century.
The Empire Center for New York State …

Report Compares Four Comprehensive Reform Proposals and Their Impact on Health Insurance Coverage in New York
August 14, 2009 – 9:53 PM | No Comment
Report Compares Four Comprehensive Reform Proposals and Their Impact on Health Insurance Coverage in New York

On July 17, 2009, the New York State Departments of Insurance and Health issued a report to Governor Paterson on the Partnership for Coverage Initiative on the Release of the Urban Institute report.
BALCONY , working …

NY lawmakers use campaign money as personal piggybanks
August 14, 2009 – 9:28 PM | No Comment
NY lawmakers use campaign money as personal piggybanks

ALBANY - What does spending $861 on hot sauce or $18,750 on a 2009 Cadillac sedan have to do with serving in the state Legislature?
For Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, D-Binghamton, her office explained that she dipped …

New York Senate to review hiring practices
August 14, 2009 – 9:01 PM | No Comment
New York Senate to review hiring practices

ALBANY - Facing increased criticism over controversial hires, Senate Democrats said Thursday they will review their hiring practices following the resignation of Sen. Pedro Espada’s son from a $120,000-a-year Senate job.
Senate Democrats reclaimed the chamber’s …

N.Y. Senate Talks Fail Miserably, Chaos Ensues
June 23, 2009 – 9:20 PM | No Comment
N.Y. Senate Talks Fail Miserably, Chaos Ensues

ALBANY (CBS) ― The battle for control of the New York State Senate got even more bizarre Tuesday.
After talks of a power-sharing arrangement broke down, Democrats locked themselves in the Senate chamber, Republicans tried to …

Remember To Thank Susan John For Your New Taxes!
June 17, 2009 – 7:49 PM | No Comment
Remember To Thank Susan John For Your New Taxes!

Maybe Assemblywoman Susan John was hoping that her constituents would have stopped paying attention to her YES votes supporting a state budget that raised an unprecedented record amount of news taxes and increased government spending.
Well it …

NY Senators question who’s in charge
June 9, 2009 – 8:35 PM | No Comment
NY Senators question who’s in charge

Control of the state Senate is up in the air after Republicans appeared to overtake Democrats as the chamber’s new majority in a surprise vote on Monday afternoon. In response, leading Democrats promised to have the matter resolved in court.

GOP, 2 Dems flip power balance in NY senate
June 8, 2009 – 6:37 PM | No Comment
GOP, 2 Dems flip power balance in NY senate

By MICHAEL GORMLEY | Associated Press Writer

ALBANY, N.Y. - Republicans and two dissident Democrats appeared to take control of New York’s Senate on Monday after the two New York City renegades voted with the GOP to throw the fledgling Democratic majority out of power in a parliamentary coup.