Politics & Government

Campus Sexual Assault
9:42 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Lt. Gov. Candidate Checks Out Le Moyne College's Campus Sexual Assault Policies and Programs

Lt Governor Candidate Kathy Hochul spoke with students at Le Moyne College Monday about campus sexual assaults
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul stopped by Le Moyne College Tuesday to further the discussion about sexual assault on college campuses.  The SUNY system recently passed a progressive set of rules to advocate for students of sexual assaults and how universities within the system respond.

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Election 2014
6:12 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden Speaks at Syracuse Rally for Dan Maffei

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at Syracuse Hancock Airport Monday in support of Dan Maffei
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER News

Vice President Joe Biden says the country has made a remarkable recovery so far, but the middle class is still struggling. He spoke today at a rally for Dan Maffei at Hancock International Airport, and said he believes some basic American middle class rights are gone as a result of poor political choices made by congress.

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Mahoney Endorses Katko
5:21 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

County Executive Joanie Mahoney Endorses Republican John Katko for Congress

Joanie Mahoney compares Republican John Katko to as former Congressmember James Walsh in Republican John Katko on the shore of Willow Bay Bay at Onondaga Lake.
Credit John Smith

Does Joanie Mahoney see some of the same qualities as former Congressmember James Walsh in Republican John Katko?  Standing along the shore of Willow Bay at Onondaga Lake she recalled Walsh’s efforts to clean it up by securing funding.  

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11:31 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Women's Reproductive Rights Divide Candidates in 127th Assembly Race

Incumbent Assembly Democrat Al Stirpe signs a pledge to approve all 10 points of Gov. Cuomo's Women's Equality Act.
Credit John Smith / WAER News

State Assemblymember Al Stirpe kneeled down near the steps of Syracuse City Hall Wednesday to add his signature to a ten point plan to assure Women’s Rights in New York.    It’s the same place where women’s rights advocates gathered in 1852 for a convention.  Stirpe previously voted in favor of the  Women’s Equality Act and is making it a part of his campaign platform.  He feels one of the ten points that is a hot button issue is really not about abortion.

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2:03 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

NYS Controller's Race: A Fair Contest?

Candidate for state controller and current Onondaga County Controller Bob Antonacci meets with seniors at Salina Town Hall.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

Republican candidate for state controller Bob Antonacci of Onondaga County says being the guinea pig for the state’s public campaign finance program is proving to be a lot tougher than he thought.    The certified public accountant and current county controller stopped by Salina Town Hall Tuesday to meet with seniors, hoping to drum up financial and electoral support.  Antonacci says taxpayer financed campaigns are still foreign to most, and derided by others.

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