New York State Senate http://wamc.org en NY Gov's "Free College For Convicts" Plan Takes Heat http://wamc.org/post/ny-govs-free-college-convicts-plan-takes-heat <p></p><p>"It's absurd to me that you can refinance a mortgage or a business loan, but you can't re-finance a college loan? I don't think the government should be making money off the backs of students." ~ <em>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand</em></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:07:03 +0000 Dave Lucas 84169 at http://wamc.org NY Gov's "Free College For Convicts" Plan Takes Heat David Lombardo - The Daily Gazette http://wamc.org/post/david-lombardo-daily-gazette <p>A poll released Friday by the Siena Research Institute showed some surprising numbers in one capital region New York State Senate race.</p><p>Incumbent 43rd District Senator Roy McDonald – who suspended his campaign after losing a close Republican primary to Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione – received support from 29 percent of poll respondents. McDonald will appear on Tuesday’s ballot on the Independence Party line.</p><p>For analysis of the race WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with reporter David Lombardo who covers local politics for the Schenectady Daily Gazette.</p><p></p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 17:35:00 +0000 51322 at http://wamc.org