New York News
6:00 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Saratoga Springs Candidates For County Supervisor Meet In Debate

Three candidates for two open seats for County Supervisor for Saratoga Springs participated in a debate Thursday night.

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  Kenneth Ivins, Jr., former Saratoga Springs Finance Commissioner, is running on the Republican and Conservative lines.

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New York News
3:51 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Saratoga Springs Mayoral Candidates Hear Questions From Residents At Debate

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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. 

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.

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New England News
6:04 am
Wed April 10, 2013

3 GOP US Senate hopefuls squaring off in debate

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The three Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are preparing to square off in a televised debate.

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.

The three are competing in the April 30 primary.

Whoever attracts the most votes will face the winner of the Democratic primary pitting Congressmen Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch against each other.

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New England News
1:10 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Berkshire Candidates Debate for Seat in Mass. Legislature

The two candidates competing for a seat in the Massachusetts legislature’s 4th Berkshire District squared off in a debate Wednesday evening. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard attended the event and filed a report…

Last night, the Berkshire Beacon sponsored a debate between current  4th 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.

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6:40 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Leahy Pleased by Obama Debate Performance

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says he had a big smile on his face at the end of the most recent presidential debate.

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.

The Democratic lawmaker from Vermont praised Obama's debate performance and said he's confident the president will be re-elected.

Leahy says he plans on visiting Ohio and New Hampshire in the coming weeks to help the Obama campaign.

New England News
8:04 am
Mon April 23, 2012

MA House to Begin Debate on $32B Budget Plan

Massachusetts House lawmakers are scheduled to begin debate on a nearly $32.3 billion state budget plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Lawmakers will begin working their way through 870 proposed amendments to the spending plan on Monday.

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's so-called Rainy Day fund.

It calls for spending $14 million less than the budget proposed in January by Governor Deval Patrick.

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