Pat Bradley

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New York News
11:40 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Congressman Forms Agricultural Advisory Committee

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Northern New York’s congressman has formed an advisory committee on agricultural issues.

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North Country News
9:15 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Galbraith Angers Vermont Senate Colleagues

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The Vermont Senate has defeated an effort by Senator Peter Galbraith to amend a campaign finance bill.

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North Country News
7:41 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Vermont U.S. Representative Proposes Reforms to Ethanol Law

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Vermont's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives is going to be working with a bipartisan group of his colleagues to reform a federal law that requires corn-based ethanol in motor vehicle fuels.

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New York News
11:25 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Counties Consider Curtailing Last Call

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The Essex County New York Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution asking the state Liquor Authority to roll back bar closing hours in that county from 4 to 3 am. 

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North Country News
11:18 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Group of Vermont Senators Want Citizens United Reversed

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A group of Vermont lawmakers is calling for a national constitutional convention to reverse the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision on campaign money.

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North Country News
11:13 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Vermont Senate Gives Aid-in-Dying Backers a Scare

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The day after the Vermont Senate passed legislation allowing doctors to provide lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it, legislators gave backers of the bill a scare.

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New England News
10:32 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Schumer Outlines Invasive Prevention Legislation

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New York Senator Charles Schumer is proposing an early detection and rapid response grant program to combat aquatic invasive species before they spread to new waterways.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Dick Gregory Talks About Abolitionist John Brown

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Abolitionist John Brown, remembered for his 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry, a preview of the bruising Civil War to come, is buried just outside Lake Placid on the John Brown Farm State Historic Site. Each year the group “John Brown Lives!” holds an annual commemoration of Brown’s life and anti-slavery efforts at the farm. This year’s keynote speaker is  comedian, social and civil rights activist, author and former presidential candidate Dick Gregory.

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North Country News
11:21 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Vermont Senate Defeats Child Care Unionization Bid

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The Vermont Senate has beaten back another bid to pass legislation that would allow child care workers in the state to unionize for the purpose of negotiating subsidies and working conditions with the state.

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North Country News
11:45 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Vermont Gets FEMA OK to Work on Irene Damaged Offices

Top Vermont officials say the state has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to start demolition of the state office complex in Waterbury that had to be abandoned after it was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene.

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