Albany, NY – Former New York Senate leader Joe Bruno is stepping out of political retirement. And he's warning Republicans at the national convention that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is just like disgraced Governor Eliot Spitzer. WAMC's Dave Lucas reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Dutchess County, NY – Dutchess County, NY County Executive William Steinhaus Thursday vetoed the county legislature's well testing law. In a terse one page veto message to lawmakers, he wrote the law would have been a costly big brother government mandate. WAMC's Jill rontey has more.
Orange County, NY – Senator John McCain Thursday night delivered his acceptance speech as the Republican Party's nominee for President and he proved he is the right man for the job. That assessment came from Ruben Estrada of Orange County, NY, a delegate to the convention. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.
Springfield, MA – This is a big weekend in Springfield Massachusetts. New members are being inducted into the basketball hall of fame. It is also a big weekend for the drive by city leaders to forge closer ties with the hall of fame as they look to boost the city's tourism economy...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Albany, NY – Major attention has been paid to the vice presidential nominees these past two weeks of political conventions, but the real attention for the next two months will rest on John McCain and Barack Obama, according to pollster John Zogby.
Albany, NY – Florida Senator and former Chairman of the GOP Mel Martinez says John McCain must capture the Latino vote to win in November. Martinez also said that McCain represents the future of the Republican Party and the evolving message of the party.
"The Hispanic vote in our country is spread out over some very key parts of the country," Martinez said.
"Doing well [with Latinos] is really important as part of the formula for victory," he added.