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  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand chose Fayetteville’s connection to women’s rights as a place to announce her bill to promote the anniversary of women’s suffrage.  She’d like to see more attention to the centennial of women’s right to vote, which comes around in 2020.  Gillibrand says the voting rights struggle is connected to women’s issues today.

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  Registered democrats will go to the polls Tuesday in the 24th congressional district to choose who they’d like to see replace incumbent republican John Katko.  In the first of our series on the upcoming primary, we hear what motivated political newcomers Steve Williams, Colleen Deacon, and Eric Kingson to run for congress.

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What began in January as an ambitious reform package proposed by Gov. Cuomo to address a wave of corruption at the Capitol dwindled to just two proposals by the time the session closed.  Here’s a look at what happened:

Back in January, Governor Cuomo proposed a number of changes to react to a wave of corruption that led to the convictions of the two former leader of the legislature on felony corruption charges.

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Republican voters in the 22nd congressional district will have three candidates to choose from when they go to the polls on June 28th.

New York State Begins its $10.4 Billion Commitment to Combat Homelessness

Jun 9, 2016
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  What would it take to eliminate homelessness in Syracuse and across New York State? That’s the question Governor Cuomo hopes to answer with the launch of his Homelessness Action Plan. He pledged $10.4 billion during the State of the State address to fight homelessness over the next five years. Organizations in Syracuse will soon be submitting proposals for a share of those funds.

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  What will the future hold for the Democratic Party after the primary results Tuesday that secured the nomination for Hillary Clinton? Colgate University Political Science Professor Tim Byrnes says in the coming weeks Bernie Sanders will face facts that he’s not going to be the party’s nominee.

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Until recently, Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, director of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, has been the darling of the Cuomo administration. But now, he’s one of the figures at the center of federal and state investigations into alleged pay-to-play schemes for economic development projects, and is increasingly on the outs with the Cuomo Administration.  

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s inspector general has found that numerous security and oversight problems at the state prison in Dannemora contributed to the prison break of two inmates last year.

  The June 6, 2015, escape of inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat from the Clinton Correctional Facility near Plattsburgh led to a massive three-week-long manhunt in which Matt was killed in an encounter with State Police and Sweat was shot and wounded and retaken into custody.

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It’s been over a month since Gov. Andrew Cuomo hired a special investigator in response to a federal probe of his Buffalo Billion project and other economic development programs.  But so far, no contract with that investigator, Bart Schwartz, has been released, and questions remain about what exactly he is investigating.   On April 29, the same day that Cuomo revealed that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara had subpoenaed records related to his economic development programs, Cuomo announced that he’d hired Schwartz, a former prosecutor who served under Rudy Giuliani when Giuliani was U.S. Attorney.

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  The Director of Syracuse’s Hancock Airport told a congressional panel today her thoughts on helping the growing problem of wait times at Airport Security checkpoints.  Local Congress Member  John Katko is proposing a solution.

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