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Billy Jones - 2020 - Color

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ALBANY | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) was joined by leaders and members of the NYSCOPBA to urge lawmakers to support A.930, a bill that would end the practice of double-bunking in medium-security state correctional facility dormitories. Read more

The Sun

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ALBANY | A week into the new session, state lawmakers reached a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) aimed at preventing limousine crashes like the one that killed 20 people, including some who had ties to the North Country, in Schoharie County in Oct '18 Read more

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Affordability vs environment

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MIDDLEBURY | Several Vermont lawmakers and community leaders are expressing concerns that harsh state policies, rules, and regulations continue to negatively affect the lives and livelihoods of lower-income Vermonters. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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MIDDLEBURY | The outcome of a Vermont Supreme Court hearing, held at Middlebury College on Jan. 15, will likely decide the fate of controversial Act 46, the state’s school-merger law. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Governor Andrew Cuomo - 2020 State of the State Address

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Gov. Cuomo released his Executive Budget last week, unveiled entirely at the annual State of the State address. His plan, Making Progress Happen, outlined priorities, several of which would affect rural Adirondack Park communities. Read more

The Sun

State-of-the-State Phil Scott

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s fourth “State of the State” address to lawmakers was faced with hecklers from inside the State House last Thursday. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

New Mid-Station Lodge

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WILMINGTON | Emerging from public discourse, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last Saturday put a $14 million line-item in the Governor’s Executive Budget to wholly rebuild the Mid-Station Lodge, which was destroyed by fire at Whiteface. Read more

The Sun

Clinton County Budget Vote

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PLATTSBURGH | Clinton County legislators on both sides of the aisle say there is plenty to be happy about while also remaining vigilant about next year’s spending plan. Read more

The Sun

ELIZABETHTOWN | Commissioners are looking at state recommended technology designed to streamline Early Voting systems. But they are balancing concerns of cost and actual efficiencies, especially in rural areas. Read more

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