dan maffei http://wrvo.org en Women for Maffei hit back on some Katko comments http://wrvo.org/post/women-maffei-hit-back-some-katko-comments <p></p><p>Some supporters of Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) are pushing back on recent comments made his Republican challenger, John Katko.</p><p>Katko, a former federal prosecutor, has recently said he doesn’t support a law aimed at equalizing pay for women and men. And he says his Catholic faith guides his views on abortion.</p><p><a href="http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/race_for_congress_where_republican_john_katko_stands_on_the_issues.html" target="_blank">Those comments to The Post-Standard</a> have upset female supporters of Maffei, a Democrat.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:59 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59313 at http://wrvo.org Women for Maffei hit back on some Katko comments Maffei picks up endorsement of business leaders http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-picks-endorsement-business-leaders <p>Rep. Dan Maffei has picked up the endorsement of an informal group of central New York business and economic leaders.</p><p>About two dozen executives are backing the Syracuse Democrat in his bid for re-election against Republican John Katko.</p><p>Eric Mower, of the advertising firm Eric Mower and Associates, says he’s neither a Republican nor Democrat and he supported former Rep. Jim Walsh, a Republican.</p><p>But he says has focused on the issues facing the region.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:41:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58891 at http://wrvo.org Maffei picks up endorsement of business leaders Katko unveils plan for veterans, says VA needs to be held accountable http://wrvo.org/post/katko-unveils-plan-veterans-says-va-needs-be-held-accountable <p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:59:50 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 58626 at http://wrvo.org Katko unveils plan for veterans, says VA needs to be held accountable Katko calls out Maffei on gas and energy policies http://wrvo.org/post/katko-calls-out-maffei-gas-and-energy-policies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As central New Yorkers hop in their cars to head off for the holiday weekend, the </span>24th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District race is focusing on gas prices and energy policy.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:25:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58284 at http://wrvo.org Katko calls out Maffei on gas and energy policies Maffei promotes infrastructure plan in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-promotes-infrastructure-plan-syracuse <p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) has put together a wide-ranging program that would invest in central New York’s infrastructure, ranging from fixing crumbling roads and bridges to bringing high speed rail to the area. He says there has to be a mindset change in Washington for this to happen.<br /> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:17:20 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57789 at http://wrvo.org Maffei promotes infrastructure plan in Syracuse Maffei still concerned over handling of Bergdahl release http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-still-concerned-over-handling-bergdahl-release <p></p><p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) is still concerned over how the White House handled the release of Army Sgt. Bowe&nbsp;Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, saying some things were done right, but others wrong.</p><p>Bergdahl was freed from five years of imprisonment under the Taliban in Afghanistan about two weeks ago. In exchange, five Taliban prisoners in American custody were released.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:18:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57279 at http://wrvo.org Maffei still concerned over handling of Bergdahl release Maffei withholding judgment on Bergdahl prisoner swap http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-withholding-judgment-bergdahl-prisoner-swap <p></p><p>Rep. Dan Maffei is taking a wait-and-see approach on his opinion over the release of U.S. Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan.</p><p>Bergdahl's freedom was negotiated in exchange for five suspected terrorists in American custody. It's drawn sharp criticism from members of Congress, particularly over their lack of prior knowledge. There are also questions over the circumstances of Bergdahl's capture and nearly five year detainment.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:31:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56871 at http://wrvo.org Maffei withholding judgment on Bergdahl prisoner swap New bill honors Vietnam vet that died from Agent Orange exposure http://wrvo.org/post/new-bill-honors-vietnam-vet-died-agent-orange-exposure <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Dan </span>Maffei<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-Syracuse) has introduced a new bill to compensate Vietnam War veterans sickened by the chemical Agent Orange he says is more comprehensive than previous efforts.</span></p><p><a href="https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4408" target="_blank">Maffei's bill</a> is named by Larry Hackett, who died in 2006, more than three decades after his service in the army.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:52:36 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56827 at http://wrvo.org New bill honors Vietnam vet that died from Agent Orange exposure Maffei and Hanna join calls for VA secretary's resignation http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-and-hanna-join-calls-va-secretarys-resignation <p></p><p>Central New York’s two congressmen have joined in the calls for the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs to resign.</p><p>Pressure on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is growing over long wait times for patients at VA hospitals. Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) and Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) have both called for Shinseki to step down as the secretary of Veterans Affairs.</p><p>They're part of a growing list of congressmen to do so.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:58:58 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56539 at http://wrvo.org Maffei and Hanna join calls for VA secretary's resignation ACR Health trying to expand nutritional education program http://wrvo.org/post/acr-health-trying-expand-nutritional-education-program <p></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:13:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56449 at http://wrvo.org ACR Health trying to expand nutritional education program Vietnam War veteran honored, 45 years later http://wrvo.org/post/vietnam-war-veteran-honored-45-years-later <p></p><p>A Vietnam War veteran from central New York finally has the combat medals he earned 45 years ago.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was November 11, 1968 when Lauren Dates earned a dozen combat medals as an Army sergeant. He would have been fine if those awards, including a Purple Heart and bronze star, had showed up at his Cayuga County home in the mail. His wife thought otherwise.</span></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 09:38:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56302 at http://wrvo.org Vietnam War veteran honored, 45 years later John Katko on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/john-katko-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">In one of his first extended public interviews, John Katko talks with Grant Reeher on the Campbell Conversations.&nbsp; Katko is the former federal prosecutor challenging Dan Maffei for the </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">24</span><font size="1" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 7.3pt;"><sup>th</sup></span></font><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-fami Sun, 25 May 2014 21:25:58 +0000 Grant Reeher 56385 at http://wrvo.org John Katko on The Campbell Conversations Group argues lack of high speed Internet hurts business in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/group-argues-lack-high-speed-internet-hurts-business-central-new-york <p>State, local and federal elected officials have created a new coalition meant to bridge the digital divide in central New York, as they say a lack of quality high speed Internet has become an economic development issue in Syracuse.<br /><br />About two years ago, Bob Slivinski of Encompass Technologies&nbsp; and Syracuse Innovations Group decided they wanted to move their office out of East Syracuse. But when they looked at offices in the city of Syracuse, the lack of fiber optic Internet stopped them cold.<br /> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:13:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55897 at http://wrvo.org Democratic National Committee chairwoman stumps for Dan Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/democratic-national-committee-chairwoman-stumps-dan-maffei <p></p><p>One of the Democratic Party’s top women visited Syracuse to stump for Rep. Dan Maffei, who is running for re-election to Congress.</p><p>Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat, is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She spoke a Laci’s Tapas Bar Monday, a women-owned restaurant in the city's Hawley Green neighborhood.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, Common Councilor Helen Hudson, and former Palmyra Mayor Vicky Daly all showered their praise as well.</span></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 12:53:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55689 at http://wrvo.org Democratic National Committee chairwoman stumps for Dan Maffei Leaders discuss Oswego County infrastructure issues http://wrvo.org/post/leaders-discuss-oswego-county-infrastructure-issues <p></p><p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) says Oswego County is in a prime position to grow economically, but needs some help improving the infrastructure to do that.</p><p>The Democrat, whose district includes Syracuse and part of Oswego County, recently held a roundtable on infrastructure at the Port of Oswego.</p><p>Maffei and fellow Rep Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) have helped secure funding for rail improvements at the port. This time the topics of discussion were not only expanding roads and rail lines, but replacing water and sewer lines and better rural broadband access.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:57:46 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54942 at http://wrvo.org Leaders discuss Oswego County infrastructure issues Maffei challenges Katko to "straightforward campaign" http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-challenges-katko-straightforward-campaign <p>Rep. Dan Maffei&nbsp;has called on his Republican challenger to sign a pledge vowing to run a "clean campaign." That challenger, John Katko, agrees with the notion, but has decided to raise Maffei's offer.</p><p>Maffei, D-Syracuse, sent <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/220326059/Maffei-s-Clean-Campaign-Pledge#fullscreen=1" target="_blank">the pledge</a> to Katko this week, saying the two should reject campaign contributions from "shady" outside groups that hide their donors. They should run "an honest, straightforward campaign," Maffei wrote.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:31:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54859 at http://wrvo.org Maffei challenges Katko to "straightforward campaign" 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