Politics & Government

Transportation
5:05 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Amtrak Agreement Means $22 Million From NYS to Keep Some Routes Running

Rail travelers in CNY could see improvements from subsidy agreement between New York and Amtrak.

Amtrak is getting $22  million of your state tax dollars…all to make sure the service continues and maybe improves.  An agreement announced today has New York picking up a portion of the costs of four specific routes, with the federal government also subsidizing a share.  Transportation Department Spokesperson Beau Duffy explains the support helps some of the busiest lines…and can perhaps lead to improvements.

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Suing Wells Fargo
5:47 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

New York AG Sues Wells Fargo, Gains Agreement with B of A over Mortgage Modifications

Wells Fargo the target of lawsuit from NYAG Eric Schneiderman
Credit NPR.org

Two big banks are in the sights of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  He says Bank of America and Wells Fargo put up barriers and string-out people who are trying to get mortgage modifications. 

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Election 2013
5:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Green Party Officials Ride Trikes and Register Voters

Credit Scott Willis / WAER News


The Green Party took advantage of the beautiful fall weather, and rode around the city on a trike registering people to vote. The party used National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to make sure people were registered to vote, and to spread the word about the Green Party.

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SYRACUSE MAYORAL RACE
3:55 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

There Will Be No Republican Challenger in Race for Syracuse Mayor

GOP Chairman Tom Dadey
Credit John Smith / WAER News

The Onondaga County Republican Party conceded it won’t have a candidate for Syracuse Mayor in November.  Chairman Tom Dadey called a press conference to end speculation whether or not a candidate would emerge.  Dadey compared politics to baseball, and promises there will always be another season of politics.



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SYRACUSE MAYORAL RACE
12:46 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Pat Hogan Drops Out of Syracuse Mayoral Race

Pat Hogan

Pat Hogan has decided to end his run for Syracuse Mayor.  The move comes less than a week after he took second place in a three-way democratic primary against incumbent Stephanie Miner and Alfonso Davis. 


Hogan's decision also means he won't be running on the Republican ticket.  Here's the statement he released today:

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