New York State Assemblyman Frank Skartados http://wamc.org en NY Secretary Of State Visits Walkway Over The Hudson http://wamc.org/post/ny-secretary-state-visits-walkway-over-hudson <p>New York’s Secretary State was in two Hudson Valley counties this afternoon as he toured Walkway Over the Hudson.</p><p>Secretary of State Cesar Perales visited Walkway Over the Hudson, starting in Poughkeepsie, on the Dutchess County side. His visit was to see how Department of State projects that are already funded are progressing, and hear about where more money is needed.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:52:18 +0000 Allison Dunne 72266 at http://wamc.org NY Secretary Of State Visits Walkway Over The Hudson State Senator Aims To Have Every Vote Count http://wamc.org/post/state-senator-aims-have-every-vote-count <p>A New York state Senator who won election by 18 votes, 2 ½ months after Election Day, and only after New York’s highest court became involved, wants to ensure every vote counts. To this end, she is sponsoring two bills.</p><p>The 46<sup>th</sup> Senate District race was decided 73 days after Election Day, after the intervention of New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. Democratic Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk says her bills are based on her election experience against then-Republican Assemblyman George Amedore. She wants every vote to count.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 23:07:28 +0000 Allison Dunne 64111 at http://wamc.org State Senator Aims To Have Every Vote Count Rosie's Law Would Allow Judges To Decide On Witnesses' Use Of Facility Dogs http://wamc.org/post/rosies-law-would-allow-judges-decide-witnesses-use-facility-dogs <p>Two New York state lawmakers from the Hudson Valley are behind legislation that would grant judges greater leeway to permit facility dogs in the courtroom in an effort to help certain witnesses through difficult testimony.</p><p>Freshman Democratic state Senator Terry Gipson is sponsoring Rosie’s Law, named for the first assistance dog allowed by a New York court to accompany a witness during testimony. In this case, Rosie accompanied a girl known as Jessica during the proceedings, in a child and sexual abuse case, in Gipson’s district. Here’s Gipson.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:48:05 +0000 Allison Dunne 64070 at http://wamc.org Rosie's Law Would Allow Judges To Decide On Witnesses' Use Of Facility Dogs Hudson Valley School District To Receive Emergency Aid http://wamc.org/post/hudson-valley-school-district-receive-emergency-aid <p>New York State’s budget contains emergency aid for an Ulster County school district.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:56:18 +0000 Allison Dunne 60970 at http://wamc.org Hudson Valley School District To Receive Emergency Aid Elected Officials Hear Concerns from Low-Income Residents http://wamc.org/post/elected-officials-hear-concerns-low-income-residents <p>A grassroots group in the Hudson Valley organized a Town Hall Meeting in Poughkeepsie&nbsp;Tuesday evening, to give low-income residents the chance to hear from three elected officials who represent them. The elected officials vowed a lot of support and help, and many in attendance say they are hopeful.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:05:58 +0000 Allison Dunne 58194 at http://wamc.org Elected Officials Hear Concerns from Low-Income Residents