debate http://wamc.org en Saratoga Springs Candidates For County Supervisor Meet In Debate http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-springs-candidates-county-supervisor-meet-debate <p>Three candidates for two open seats for County Supervisor for Saratoga Springs participated in a debate Thursday night.</p><p></p><p>Current supervisor Matthew Veitch is running on the Republican, Conservative, and Independence tickets. Saratoga County Clerk Peter Martin is running on the Democratic, Working Families, and Independence lines, and&nbsp; Kenneth Ivins, Jr., former Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner, is running on the Republican and Conservative lines.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 76372 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Springs Mayoral Candidates Hear Questions From Residents At Debate http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-springs-mayoral-candidates-hear-questions-residents-debate <p>Saratoga Springs mayoral candidates County Supervisor Joanne Yepsen – a Democrat – and current deputy mayor Shuana Sutton – a Republican – squared off in a debate last night in the race to replace three-term Republican Scott Johnson on election day.&nbsp;</p><p>The one-hour debate between Sutton and Yepsen focused on many of the issues facing Saratoga Springs voters – including the potential impact of an expanded Saratoga Casino and Raceway, calls for more EMS and fire department service in the city, and issues with downtown traffic and parking.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:51:03 +0000 Lucas Willard 76364 at http://wamc.org Saratoga Springs Mayoral Candidates Hear Questions From Residents At Debate 3 GOP US Senate hopefuls squaring off in debate http://wamc.org/post/3-gop-us-senate-hopefuls-squaring-debate <p>The three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are preparing to square off in a televised debate.</p><div><p>Michael Sullivan, Gabriel Gomez and Daniel Winslow are expected to participate in the debate sponsored by WBZ-TV and the Boston Globe. The debate is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.</p><p>The three are competing in the April 30 primary.</p><p>Whoever attracts the most votes will face the winner of the Democratic primary pitting Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch against each other.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:04:39 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61869 at http://wamc.org 3 GOP US Senate hopefuls squaring off in debate Berkshire Candidates Debate for Seat in Mass. Legislature http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-candidates-debate-seat-mass-legislature <p> The two candidates competing for a seat in the Massachusetts legislature’s 4<sup>th</sup> Berkshire District squared off in a debate Wednesday evening. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard attended the event and filed a report…</p><p>Last night, the Berkshire Beacon sponsored a debate between current &nbsp;4<sup>th</sup> Berkshire District Representative democrat William “Smitty” Pignatelli and Green-Rainbow party challenger L. Scott Laugenour at the Lenox Town Library. The candidates discussed environmental policy, taxation, health care, education, and more.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 51108 at http://wamc.org Leahy Pleased by Obama Debate Performance http://wamc.org/post/leahy-pleased-obama-debate-performance <p>U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says he had a big smile on his face at the end of the most recent presidential debate.<br><br>Leahy said Wednesday the debate the previous evening between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney showed the president offering substance while Romney offered symbols.<br><br>The Democratic lawmaker from Vermont praised Obama's debate performance and said he's confident the president will be re-elected.<br><br>Leahy says he plans on visiting Ohio and New Hampshire in the coming weeks to help the Obama campaign.<br> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 50070 at http://wamc.org Leahy Pleased by Obama Debate Performance MA House to Begin Debate on $32B Budget Plan http://wamc.org/post/ma-house-begin-debate-32b-budget-plan <p>Massachusetts House lawmakers are scheduled to begin debate on a nearly $32.3 billion state budget plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1.</p><p>Lawmakers will begin working their way through 870 proposed amendments to the spending plan on Monday.</p><p>The budget unveiled earlier this month by the House Ways and Means Committee relies on $522 million in one-time revenues, including a $400 million withdrawal from the state&#39;s so-called Rainy Day fund.</p><p>It calls for spending $14 million less than the budget proposed in January by Governor Deval Patrick.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:04:50 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 37367 at http://wamc.org MA House to Begin Debate on $32B Budget Plan