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Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione’s office has released the results of a two-hour meeting between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Director of State Operations, the Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation, and leaders from Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh — where the water is contaminated. 

The Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall will remain in Halfmoon Town Park until June 6th.

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Every dog has its day, and when it comes to police and military dogs, two New York lawmakers say that day should be March 13.

Senator Kathy Marchione, Assemblyman John McDonald and Mike Elmendorf with Rebuild NY Now
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A coalition of labor groups and lawmakers seeking to raise public awareness about the issues impacting New York’s infrastructure continued its campaign today in the Capital Region with a news conference in Wynantskill.

Two local state lawmakers have announced legislation to assist residents affected by the water contamination issue surrounding Hoosick Falls, New York.

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The New York State Veterans App is designed to connect users with information about federal and state benefits, help them find a job, or locate housing.

Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione commended the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs for developing the free mobile app.

Democratic Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, an army veteran, said connecting veterans with services has been a main topic of conversation in Albany.

The app is available on Android and iOS devices.

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Recently re-elected Democratic Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen, joined by Democratic Party officials from the surrounding region, introduced the latest candidate to enter the race for New York’s 43rd Senate District.

“And I now proudly introduce Shaun Francis!” said Yepsen.

Francis, a native of the Capital Region, is making his run for the state senate his first foray into politics. The 36-year-old addressed his crowd of supporters at the Saratoga Hilton saying he is seeking to bring a change to the state legislature.

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As the nation pauses on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks tomorrow, a ceremony in Saratoga Springs will recognize the service of local veterans. 

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While the manhunt for the two escaped murderers continues in northern New York, Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione of Halfmoon says she would introduce a bill to strengthen penalties against anyone accused of aiding a prisoner's escape.

"It’s important that we make our State laws against helping a criminal escape justice stronger to send a powerful message and serve as a more effective deterrent. If you help a criminal try and escape jail you’ll soon be joining them there for a very long time," says Marchione.

A Town Without ZIP Code

Feb 19, 2015
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For years, the residents of one southern Saratoga County town have found themselves been between a rock and a hard place — a place out-of-towners have had trouble finding.

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Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione of New York’s 43rd District backed out of a debate scheduled for Tuesday in Saratoga County, and her Democratic opponent in the race addressed voters alone.

The Saratoga County League of Women Voters-sponsored forum Tuesday night at Saratoga Springs’ Maple Avenue Middle School was one candidate short. After a debate between 113th District state assembly candidates Republican Steve Stallmer and Democrat Carrie Woerner, 43rd Senate District candidate Democrat Brian Howard faced the audience alone.

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A Democratic challenger has stepped forward to run against Halfmoon Republican New York State Senator Kathy Marchione.

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Medical and mental health professionals, members of law enforcement, educators and drug rehabilitation providers will all be represented as the New York State Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opiod Addiction will hold a public forum tomorrow in the Capital Region. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. until noon at the Bulmer Tele-Communications Center at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. The task force chair, State Senator Phil Boyle, a republican from Long Island will lead the forum along with local State Senator, republican Kathy Marchione, from Halfmoon, who says the Heroin problem in a law enforcement and public health issue.

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Republican New York State Senator Kathy Marchione of Halfmoon invited local media today to tour a parcel of land she owns that is reportedly part of an FBI investigation.

As reported in an article published by the Albany Times Union Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in association with the New York Attorney General’s office, is investigating a 2007 land purchase by Senator Marchione and her husband.

FBI Reportedly Probing Marchione Land Purchase

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A land purchase by a member of the New York Senate is now part of an ongoing FBI and state investigation into the government in the Saratoga County town of Halfmoon. The Times Union said the questions include a land purchase by state senator Kathy Marchione, a former supervisor in Halfmoon, a town that saw the arrest of its supervisor Melinda Wormuth, who resigned last year after being charged with felonies including extortion and the theft of campaign funds.

Brendan Lyons is the investigations editor and senior writer at the Times Union. He wrote today’s story about the investigation.

A Capital Region state Senator is calling on New Yorkers to speak out against a plan to close prison facilities across the state.

At a rally organized Tuesday by the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association, Capital Region State Senator Kathy Marchione urged attendees to contact New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to reverse a plan to close correctional facilities across New York, including Mount McGregor prison in Wilton.

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Local leaders in Saratoga County are taking steps to distance the county from provisions under New York’s SAFE Act, one year after its enactment.

This week, Saratoga County Board of Supervisors’ Law and Finance committee advanced a measure proposed by County Clerk Craig Hayner and Sheriff Michael Zurlo to remove the Saratoga County seal from state-issued letters to county residents requesting pistol permit renewals.

Under the SAFE Act, in March, the state will be sending out 3,000 recertification letters to permit holders in Saratoga County.

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Casino gambling and New York’s new gun law, the SAFE Act, have emerged as two issues in Albany sparking a good deal of debate this session. Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione, of Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties, is leading an effort to repeal the gun law passed earlier this year in New York, and the first year lawmaker is also backing a measure that would require the locations of casinos to be known before lawmakers approve a constitutional amendment to allow them on non-Indian land.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) —Gun rights advocates expect court challenges to New York's tightest-in-the-nation restrictions on guns.

A Republican state senator from Saratoga says her online petition for repealing the provisions has drawn more than 37,000 signatures since yesterday. Sen. Kathy Marchione says if legislative attempts at repeal fails, she'll go to court.

Besides banning assault rifles, the state law calls for mandatory background checks for ammunition purchases and tries to keep guns out of the hands of mentally ill people who may be a threat.

Republican Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione was successful in her bid to represent the New York State Senate’s new 43rd District.

Marchione was flanked by supporters as she took to the podium at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs at around 11 p.m. Tuesday night to accept her election to the New York State Senate.  

Unofficial results show her winning with 47 percent of the vote over the 35 percent won by Democratic Claverack Town Supervisor Robin Andrews.

Marchione told those assembled the story of what she described as an unlikely path to victory…

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette, about Kathy Marchione's apparent win in the GOP primary for New York's 43rd Senate district seat and a controversial pipeline.

Among the many races to be decided by primary elections tomorrow in New York, a very contentious contest for the Republican nomination in  the 43rd State Senate District , and a more issues-driven campaign for the Democratic nomination for the 107th Assembly District. The candidates in the 43rd, incumbent senator Roy Mc-Donald and challenger Kathy Marchione met for a debate last night and the charges and counter-charges flew.  Andrew Beam of the Troy Record was there. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.