dan maffei http://wrvo.org en Area politicians want smartphone manufacturers to install technology to prevent thefts http://wrvo.org/post/area-politicians-want-smartphone-manufacturers-install-technology-prevent-thefts <p></p><p>Several local politicians, including Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman appeared at city hall in downtown Syracuse to throw their support behind the federal Smartphone Theft Prevention Act.</p><p>The act would require smartphone makers to install a “kill switch” on their devices that would allow customers to delete data and deactivate their phone remotely.</p><p>Schneiderman says the major manufactures have the technology to do this but are choosing not to.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:03:37 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 54149 at http://wrvo.org Area politicians want smartphone manufacturers to install technology to prevent thefts After losing home in fire, Fulton woman pushes for national first responder holiday http://wrvo.org/post/after-losing-home-fire-fulton-woman-pushes-national-first-responder-holiday <p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:06:58 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52631 at http://wrvo.org After losing home in fire, Fulton woman pushes for national first responder holiday New York GOP has sights set on winning four key Congressional contests http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-gop-has-sights-set-winning-four-key-congressional-contests <p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:19:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52638 at http://wrvo.org New York GOP has sights set on winning four key Congressional contests World War II veteran honored with Purple Heart 70 years after turning it down http://wrvo.org/post/world-war-ii-veteran-honored-purple-heart-70-years-after-turning-it-down <p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) awarded a World War II veteran the Purple Heart on Saturday. Staff Sergeant Richard Faulkner turned down the award 70 years ago, but recently had a change of heart.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:59:58 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 52436 at http://wrvo.org World War II veteran honored with Purple Heart 70 years after turning it down Katko selected by GOP as designated candidate to challenge Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/katko-selected-gop-designated-candidate-challenge-maffei <p>Former U.S. Attorney John Katko walked out of the Republican convention in Syracuse this weekend as the party designated GOP candidate in the race for central New York's 24th Congressional District. It was the culmination of months of politicking by eight candidates who wanted the chance to unseat democrat Dan Maffei.<br /><br />"Cayuga, Wayne County, Oswego and Onondaga County has selected on the first round of voting to take on Dan Maffei, U.S. Attorney John Katko."<br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:22:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52123 at http://wrvo.org Katko selected by GOP as designated candidate to challenge Maffei GOP nominates candidate to challenge Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/gop-nominates-candidate-challenge-maffei <p>Former federal prosecutor John Katko has won the endorsement of the Republican Party in the race for the 24th Congressional District. &nbsp;He garnered enough votes out of a field of seven candidates, to get the nomination on one ballot at a GOP convention in Syracuse <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1509901718" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Saturday</span></span>. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:02:30 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52086 at http://wrvo.org GOP nominates candidate to challenge Maffei Eight potential Maffei challengers attend GOP forum to make their case http://wrvo.org/post/eight-potential-maffei-challengers-attend-gop-forum-make-their-case <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:56:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52027 at http://wrvo.org Eight potential Maffei challengers attend GOP forum to make their case GOP in 24th Congressional District prepares to endorse candidate for November election http://wrvo.org/post/gop-24th-congressional-district-prepares-endorse-candidate-november-election <p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:54:08 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51627 at http://wrvo.org Maffei hosts rural broadband symposium promoting high-speed Internet access http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hosts-rural-broadband-symposium-promoting-high-speed-internet-access <p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:32:39 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51573 at http://wrvo.org Maffei hosts rural broadband symposium promoting high-speed Internet access Water mains and transportation focus of infrastructure forum http://wrvo.org/post/water-mains-and-transportation-focus-infrastructure-forum <p></p><p>Central New York's underground infrastructure - namely, water mains - was a big focus of a discussion about the region's infrastructure hosted by Rep. Dan Maffei Tuesday.</p><p>Maffei, a Democrat from Syracuse, gathered elected officials, engineers and administrators at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse to discuss infrastructure. One main message was that upgrades and maintenance of the region's plumbing and water pipes has been an often ignored or delayed investment.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:20:54 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51556 at http://wrvo.org Water mains and transportation focus of infrastructure forum Maffei co-sponsors new public campaign finance push http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-co-sponsors-new-public-campaign-finance-push <p></p><p>A new public campaign finance bill introduced in Congress is gaining support, including from Syracuse Rep. Dan Maffei.</p><p>Maffei, a Democrat, is among 130 co-sponsors of <a href="http://ofby.us/" target="_blank">the Government by the People Act</a>.&nbsp;It looks to amplify small campaign contributions from individuals.</p><p>Donations of up to $150 would be matched by a new federal fund. The match would be six times as much as the original, so a $100 donation would turn into $700. That’s if the candidate agrees to turn away money from political action groups, or PACs.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:24:41 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51277 at http://wrvo.org Maffei co-sponsors new public campaign finance push Maffei, Hanna positive about State of the Union http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hanna-positive-about-state-union <p>Central New York congressmen are generally reacting positively to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Fellow democrat and Syracuse-area representative Dan Maffei said he agrees with the president that Washington should focus on creating new jobs and expanding economic opportunities.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:20:03 +0000 WRVO News 50658 at http://wrvo.org Congressman Dan Maffei on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/congressman-dan-maffei-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">In 2012, the voters in the 24th Congressional district gave <a href="http://maffei.house.gov/" target="_blank">Dan&nbsp;Maffei</a></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;a second chance when they chose him to replace Ann Marie Buerkle</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">, after she had defeated him just two years before.&nbsp; Now a year in to his new term in o Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 50289 at http://wrvo.org Congressman Dan Maffei on The Campbell Conversations Maffei uses job fair to connect workers with rising employment sectors http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-uses-job-fair-connect-workers-rising-employment-sectors <p></p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:27:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50278 at http://wrvo.org Farmers express concern about immigration policies, lack of Farm Bill http://wrvo.org/post/farmers-express-concern-about-immigration-policies-lack-farm-bill <p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:06:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50243 at http://wrvo.org Farmers express concern about immigration policies, lack of Farm Bill Rep. Maffei calls for investigation into electronic monitoring devices http://wrvo.org/post/rep-maffei-calls-investigation-electronic-monitoring-devices <p>To help prevent future electronic monitoring device failures, Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) is calling on the federal Government Accountability Office to investigate ways to improve the system.</p><p>During the Congressman's "Discuss it with Dan" meeting in Oswego last Friday, Maffei explained why he thinks it's necessary to look for more ways to improve the system.</p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:47:00 +0000 WRVO News 50151 at http://wrvo.org Maffei wants expanded broadband access in rural central New York http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-wants-expanded-broadband-access-rural-central-new-york <p>Bringing broadband Internet access to rural central New York is on the list of items that Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei says he would like to get done. Maffei, a Democrat, says the move to bring broadband to the area isn't just about having a faster connection to do Google searches, but building sustainable economic and informational growth.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48744 at http://wrvo.org Maffei wants expanded broadband access in rural central New York Fulton school particpates in "Take a Veteran to School Day" http://wrvo.org/post/fulton-school-particpates-take-veteran-school-day <p></p><p>Fifth and sixth graders at Granby Elementary School in Fulton got the chance to meet and ask questions to several current and former service members Monday morning, during the school's "Take a Vet to School Day" event. Members of the Army and Navy gave students a look into their lives in the military, including what they did overseas, where they've been stationed, and in one case, what their favorite gun is to shoot.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:54:52 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48636 at http://wrvo.org Fulton school particpates in "Take a Veteran to School Day" Maffei says partisan politics hurting Farm Bill legislation http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-says-partisan-politics-hurting-farm-bill-legislation <p>Farmers aren't the only ones worrying about Congress' failure to come to an agreement on the Farm Bill. Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei says partisan politics have gotten in the way, and are hurting Congress' ability to move legislation forward.<br /><br />Maffei says the Farm Bill, and the legislation connected to it, which includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, should be passed, though both Republicans and Democrats need to compromise on their positions.<br /> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:07:21 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48295 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says partisan politics hurting Farm Bill legislation Maffei introducing new legislation to strengthen probation system http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-introducing-new-legislation-strengthen-probation-system <p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:39:01 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48124 at http://wrvo.org Maffei introducing new legislation to strengthen probation system Brewers ask Rep. Maffei for reduction in federal taxes http://wrvo.org/post/brewers-ask-rep-maffei-reduction-federal-taxes <p></p><p>Some New York craft brewers are asking their local congressman to reduce the federal taxes on their beer so they can continue to grow.</p><p>The number of craft brewers in the state has risen to more than 140 in the past two decades as demand for more flavorful beers has grown. A handful of brewers met with Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei Monday at Empire Brewery in Syracuse. They had two main requests.</p><p>A reduction in the federal excise tax will help them expand, Mark Rubenstein, owner of Middle Ages Brewery, said.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:23:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47675 at http://wrvo.org Brewers ask Rep. Maffei for reduction in federal taxes Maffei says Democrats need to keep up the fight in Washington http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-says-democrats-need-keep-fight-washington <p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:20:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46768 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says Democrats need to keep up the fight in Washington Maffei unveils six-point education plan http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-unveils-six-point-education-plan <p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:00:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46317 at http://wrvo.org Maffei unveils six-point education plan "Disgusted" over shutdown, Maffei says he's working with both sides http://wrvo.org/post/disgusted-over-shutdown-maffei-says-hes-working-both-sides <p>Rep. Dan Maffei told constituents Tuesday evening he shares in their frustration over the federal government&#39;s shutdown, saying there will be serious consequences if it drags on.</p><p>The Democrat from Syracuse even agreed with one caller&#39;s claim that Congress&#39; inability to act was &quot;disgusting.&quot;</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:34:54 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45027 at http://wrvo.org "Disgusted" over shutdown, Maffei says he's working with both sides GOP searching for candidate to run for 24th congressional district http://wrvo.org/post/gop-searching-candidate-run-24th-congressional-district <p></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:19:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44741 at http://wrvo.org GOP searching for candidate to run for 24th congressional district Buerkle says she will not run for Congress in 2014 http://wrvo.org/post/buerkle-says-she-will-not-run-congress-2014 <p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:52:24 +0000 WRVO News 44707 at http://wrvo.org Buerkle says she will not run for Congress in 2014 Maffei discusses range of topics at town hall http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-discusses-range-topics-town-hall <p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:19:28 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 44298 at http://wrvo.org Maffei discusses range of topics at town hall Maffei: non-military solution to Syrian crisis is preferable http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-non-military-solution-syrian-crisis-preferable <p>Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei in one of many congressmen who has received a classified military briefing this week regarding the use of chemical weapons in Syria. President Barack Obama had asked Congress to vote to authorize a military strike against Syria, but then asked congressional leaders to put the vote on hold while diplomatic discussions about securing Syria's chemical weapons continue.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:14:07 +0000 WRVO News 44148 at http://wrvo.org Maffei: non-military solution to Syrian crisis is preferable Maffei, Owens talk about upcoming Syria vote http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-owens-talk-about-upcoming-syria-vote <p>While Congress prepares to vote on whether or not to take military action against Syria, two local members of Congress are still considering all the facts. Syracuse-area Democrat Dan Maffei says he is looking at the big picture, but says he still has questions that need to be answered, including how it will impact American service members.<br> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:44:34 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43687 at http://wrvo.org Maffei, Owens talk about upcoming Syria vote Area lawmakers weigh in on upcoming Syria vote http://wrvo.org/post/area-lawmakers-weigh-upcoming-syria-vote <p>As Congress begins to debate a resolution to authorize United States military action in Syria, members of the New York congressional delegation are expressing their opinion publicly about what should be done.</p><p>Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican who represents parts of the Finger Lakes and Souther Tier regions, has been conducting a listening tour in his district to gather opinions from his constituents.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:18:48 +0000 Matt Richmond, Gino Geruntino & Catherine Loper 43629 at http://wrvo.org