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New York News
5:53 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Event Raises Awareness Of Public Services

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Representatives of more than 100 social service agencies in upstate New York gathered in Saratoga Springs to raise awareness of available public services. 

At the Saratoga Springs City Center, the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council celebrated its Annual Interagency Awareness Day.

A.C. Riley, President of EOC, said the event offers social service agencies from all sectors including healthcare, housing, and homelessness prevention visibility, and allows members of the public to become more involved with their communities.

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New York News
4:44 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Congressman Tonko Slams Supreme Court Decision

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Congressman Paul Tonko has condemned the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the McCutcheon v. FEC case that ruled caps on the total amount of money an individual can contribute to political campaigns and Political Action Committees (PACs) are unconstitutional.

Wednesday morning, in a 5-to-4 decision, the US Supreme Court struck down overall contribution limits to federal campaigns and committees. Tonko branded the decision "flawed" - saying America should be a government of the many, not the money. 

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

    Climate change is either a pressing emergency or a falsehood, depending on who you listen to.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that science must be respected by Americans.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

    Immigration reform is bottled up in the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the GOP is standing in the way of progress.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko


  Ukraine’s future is an open question.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he hopes diplomacy can calm the region.

New York News
11:24 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Republican Announces Campaign Against Congressman Paul Tonko

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A Republican seeking to replace Capital District Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko has officially announced the launch of his campaign. 

At a campaign kickoff event held Tuesday afternoon, Republican Jim Fischer of Burnt Hills announced he has received the endorsement of all the Republican committees within the 20th district.

Fischer told WAMC recently he believes the 20th district, which includes Albany, Schenectady, and portions of Saratoga, Rensselaer, and Montgomery County, is home to an electorate that is more conservative than its current representative. 

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New York News
4:41 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Telephone Town Hall On Economic Development

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A Congressman and an economic development chief talked jobs, listened to ideas and exchanged information with New Yorkers on a conference call this afternoon.

Capital District Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko and President, CEO & Commissioner of Empire State Development Kenneth Adams hosted the hour-long "telephone town hall" with citizens, fielding questions and chatting about highlight federal and state efforts at economic development and job creation.

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Hudson Valley News
3:44 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

NY Congressional Reps Want Stronger Oversight Of Crude Oil Transport

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Three congressional representatives from New York are calling on the federal government to strengthen oversight of crude oil transport. They say the rapid escalation of train transport of crude oil throughout their districts has prompted concern.

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New York News
3:51 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Congressmen React to SOTU

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President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address last night included several initiatives for the year.

President Obama: "Tonight, this chamber speaks with one voice to the people we represent: it is you, our citizens, who make the state of our union strong."  

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