democratic party http://wamc.org en Bill Samuels - A Full-time NYS Legislature http://wamc.org/post/bill-samuels-full-time-nys-legislature <p>There have been a number of ideas and suggestions on how to improve the New York State Legislature, especially after the recent arrest of two lawmakers on corruption charges. One of the ideas is changing the job from part-time to full time. That’s not a new thought, in fact it was suggested more than 100 years ago, in 1910, by then newly-elected State Senator Franklin Delano Roosevelt.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Brian Shields 63594 at http://wamc.org Bill Samuels - A Full-time NYS Legislature Berkshire Democrats weigh in on Senate primary http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-democrats-weigh-senate-primary <p></p><p>Democrats in western Massachusetts have mixed opinions on which candidate running in the primary to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat left by Secretary of State John Kerry they’ll support.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>While Fourth Berkshire District State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli may not be able to decide to support either Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch, he knows what he wants to see in Washington.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:11:52 +0000 Lucas Willard 59479 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Democrats weigh in on Senate primary Paul Elisha: The Sum of Its Parts http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-sum-its-parts <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:26:06 +0000 42369 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Puts Stamp on NYS Democratic Party http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-puts-stamp-nys-democratic-party <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a rousing speech at a meeting of the State Democratic Party, but stopped short of endorsing a democratic take over of the State Senate. At the meeting, the new co chairs of the party, chosen by Cuomo, were introduced.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports...</p><p>The State&rsquo;s second most powerful Democrat, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was among the warm up acts for Governor Cuomo&rsquo;s address before a meeting of the State Democratic Party.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 12:22:36 +0000 Karen Dewitt 39754 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Puts Stamp on NYS Democratic Party