Politics & Government

5:04 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Libertarian Michael McDermott Runs for NY Govenor

This year's Libertarian candidate for the Governor of New York is Michael McDermott.
Credit https://www.facebook.com/Mcdermottforgovernor

  Michael McDermott is the Libertarian candidate for Governor in New York. McDermott is also the newly minted head of the Libertarian party. 

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Comptroller Campaign Program
5:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Comptroller's Race Hampered by Failure of Public Campaign Finance Experiment

Bob Antonacci, Republican candidate for State Comptroller, was unable to raise the amount needed to qualify for the public campaign finance pilot program.
Credit (c) WAER.

An experimental public campaign finance system for the state Comptroller’s race has fizzled, after the lone candidate who applied for the program failed to meet the minimum threshold to obtain the public monies.

The pilot public campaign financing program, limited to just the state Comptroller’s race as part of a state budget deal.

It was widely condemned at the time by reform groups as fatally flawed. Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group called it “cynical”.

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Politics & Government
4:53 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

A New Face Soon to Become Onondaga County's New Sheriff

Candidate Conway connects with residents of Onondaga County
Credit conwayforsheriff.com

The Onondaga County Sheriff position is up for grabs for the first time since 1994. Longtime Sheriff Kevin Walsh is stepping down after twenty years. DeWitt Police Chief and Republican candidate Gene Conway will run against Democrat and veteran of the Onondaga Sheriff's office Toby Shelley. The department has recently dealt with a number of issues including over-time costs and allegations of officers filling out false time sheets. First-time candidate Conway is not happy with the negative image the local police and Sheriff's office has developed over the past few years.

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Politics & Government
5:06 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

$49.5 Million Dollar Onondaga Lake Amphitheater Funding Squeaks through County Legislature Committe

An artist's rendering of what the proposed Onondaga Lake Amphitheater would resemble.
Credit Onondaga County

A key vote next Monday could decide whether or not a nearly $49.5 million dollar amphitheater goes up along the western shoreline of Onondaga Lake. The County Ways and Means Committee had a lengthy debate over the projected revenue streams on Monday and narrowly passed $49.5 million dollars in bonds to cover construction costs.

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24th Congressional Election
6:06 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Cong Candidate John Katko Pledges Support for Senior Programs and Medicare

John Katko joined seniors to pledge support to social programs that support them, including Medicare and Social Security.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Republican Congressional Candidate John Katko Thursday tried to clear the air about any confusion or misconceptions about his support for senior citizens.  He held a campaign event where he said he hopes to implement policies that enhance the lives of senior citizens while improving independent living options. Katko plans to help elderly Central New Yorkers by reauthorizing the Older Americans Act.

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