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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Congressional Corner With Paul Tonko

  Democrats control the Senate for just two more weeks.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the midterm elections were a missed chance for his party.

New York News
6:06 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Democrats Gather To Nominate Cuomo For Four More Years

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Later this week, it’s the New York Democrats' turn to meet at their state party convention, where they will nominate incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo for reelection.

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New York News
12:00 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Bill Samuels - A Full-time NYS Legislature

There have been a number of ideas and suggestions on how to improve the New York State Legislature, especially after the recent arrest of two lawmakers on corruption charges. One of the ideas is changing the job from part-time to full time. That’s not a new thought, in fact it was suggested more than 100 years ago, in 1910, by then newly-elected State Senator Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 

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New England News
6:11 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Berkshire Democrats weigh in on Senate primary

Democrats in western Massachusetts have mixed opinions on which candidate running in the primary to fill the vacant U.S. Senate seat left by Secretary of State John Kerry they’ll support. 

While Fourth Berkshire District State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli may not be able to decide to support either Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, Congressmen Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch, he knows what he wants to see in Washington.

Pignatelli said that he’d like to see more of either candidate communicate more with the voters in his district before he’ll make a decision.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:26 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Paul Elisha: The Sum of Its Parts


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Capital District News
8:22 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Cuomo Puts Stamp on NYS Democratic Party

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a rousing speech at a meeting of the State Democratic Party, but stopped short of endorsing a democratic take over of the State Senate. At the meeting, the new co chairs of the party, chosen by Cuomo, were introduced.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports...

The State’s second most powerful Democrat, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was among the warm up acts for Governor Cuomo’s address before a meeting of the State Democratic Party.

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