2014 election http://wrvo.org en Comptroller says public financing plan has serious flaws http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-says-public-financing-plan-has-serious-flaws <div><p>The state’s top accountant says a test public campaign finance plan that would apply only to his office is seriously flawed, and might even be unworkable.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The budget provision, which first surfaced late Friday, would enact a pilot public campaign finance program limited to the comptroller’s office. </span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:02:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53522 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller says public financing plan has serious flaws 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 North Country Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf speaks on the issues http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-congressional-candidate-aaron-woolf-speaks-issues <p></p><p>The endorsed Democratic candidate for Bill Owens' seat in Congress finally broke his media silence Wednesday, speaking with several North Country media outlets. Aaron Woolf spoke with North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein on a range of issues, from gun control and health care to why a political rookie wants to represent the region. Democratic county chairs chose Woolf to run a month ago, but he had declined interviews until now.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:08:35 +0000 David Sommerstein 52626 at http://wrvo.org North Country Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf speaks on the issues Donald Trump rallies Republicans, saying party can win New York http://wrvo.org/post/donald-trump-rallies-republicans-saying-party-can-win-new-york <p></p><p>In the words of the infamous Donald Trump, upstate New York has been "abandoned," the state's gun control laws were a "catastrophe" and its pro-business television campaign is "egregious."</p><p>Those were some of the colorful adjectives Trump, a real estate tycoon and reality TV star, used at a Republican Party fundraiser Tuesday night in Syracuse.</p><p>Trump has flirted with a run for governor of New York for a few months, but his speech in front of more than 300 people was to raise money for the party, not announce a bid for governor. He did say that decision is coming soon.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:42:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Ellen Abbott 52557 at http://wrvo.org Donald Trump rallies Republicans, saying party can win New York Republican Astorino takes new campaign for governor to Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/republican-astorino-takes-new-campaign-governor-syracuse <p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:51:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52360 at http://wrvo.org Republican Astorino takes new campaign for governor to Syracuse North Country candidate Democrat Aaron Woolf says media silence is not inaction http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-candidate-democrat-aaron-woolf-says-media-silence-not-inaction <p></p><p>The elusive Democrat who's running for Bill Owens' seat is meeting privately with local leaders across the 21st Congressional District. Documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf met with Warren County Democrats in Lake George Wednesday night after visiting the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in Canton.<br /><br />It's been more than three weeks since party leaders endorsed Woolf. Even though he's barely spoken with the media, Woolf says he's been busy.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:36:57 +0000 David Sommerstein 52302 at http://wrvo.org North Country candidate Democrat Aaron Woolf says media silence is not inaction Astorino makes it official, via YouTube announcement http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-makes-it-official-youtube-announcement <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p></p><p>Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76iJ5L6GfRc" jquery17107297409634405173="13"><u><font color="#0000ff">YouTube</font></u></a> his candidacy to run as a Republican against Gov. Andrew&nbsp;Cuomo.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:14:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52248 at http://wrvo.org Astorino makes it official, via YouTube announcement Westchester County Executive expected to become a GOP candidate for governor http://wrvo.org/post/westchester-county-executive-expected-become-gop-candidate-governor <p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:34:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52117 at http://wrvo.org Westchester County Executive expected to become a GOP candidate for governor 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 Hanna prepares for primary day challengers http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-prepares-primary-day-challengers <p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:18:03 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51867 at http://wrvo.org Hanna prepares for primary day challengers 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 Doheny will be on the ballot again for the 21st District http://wrvo.org/post/doheny-will-be-ballot-again-21st-district <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Matt </span>Doheny<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is again adding his name to the 2014 ballot for northern New York's&nbsp;</span>21st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressional</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District. </span>Doheny<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the owner of a private investment firm in Watertown, ran for the seat in 2010 and 2012, but lost both races to Democrat Bill Owens. Owens announced last month that he will retire after his term ends at the end of this year.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:07:09 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51589 at http://wrvo.org Doheny will be on the ballot again for the 21st District Hawkins running for governor again http://wrvo.org/post/hawkins-running-governor-again <p></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:20:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51281 at http://wrvo.org Hawkins running for governor again Hanna seeks re-election, says there's more to be done in Congress http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-seeks-re-election-says-theres-more-be-done-congress <p>Rep. Richard Hanna says he's seeking a third term in Congress because there's more work to be done.<br /><br />The Republican announced his re-election intentions late last week. He was first elected to serve what's now New York's 22nd Congressional District in 2010. Hanna is from Barneveld, just north of Utica, and represents that city as well as Binghamton and areas in between.<br /><br />He says there's a lot of opportunities in Congress right now.<br /> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:01:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50856 at http://wrvo.org Hanna seeks re-election, says there's more to be done in Congress Cuomo's budget reads like reelection agenda http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-budget-reads-reelection-agenda <p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:51:21 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50458 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's budget reads like reelection agenda Siena poll shows Cuomo gaining popularity http://wrvo.org/post/siena-poll-shows-cuomo-gaining-popularity <p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:32:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50182 at http://wrvo.org Russell leaving door open on Congressional run; for now, focused on Assembly work http://wrvo.org/post/russell-leaving-door-open-congressional-run-now-focused-assembly-work <p></p><p>State Assemblywoman Addie Russell’s name surfaced as a possible Democratic contender for the 21<sup>st</sup>&nbsp;Congressional District seat, after Rep. Bill Owens announced he won’t run again.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:49:53 +0000 Joanna Richards 50074 at http://wrvo.org Russell leaving door open on Congressional run; for now, focused on Assembly work Owens will not seek reelection to Congress http://wrvo.org/post/owens-will-not-seek-reelection-congress <p></p><p>North Country Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) announced Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in November -- surprising the political establishment and putting the seat for the 21<sup>st</sup> Congressional District up for grabs.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:59:10 +0000 Catherine Loper 49924 at http://wrvo.org Owens will not seek reelection to Congress Longtime Onondaga County sheriff announces retirement http://wrvo.org/post/longtime-onondaga-county-sheriff-announces-retirement <p></p><p>Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh announced Monday morning that e will retire after 20 years in the position.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:34:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49860 at http://wrvo.org Longtime Onondaga County sheriff announces retirement Cuomo's fourth State of the State focuses on taxes, economics http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-fourth-state-state-focuses-taxes-economics <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered something for everyone in his fourth State of the State message, as he faces a re-election year. He outlined programs ranging from property tax cuts to an education bond act, to allowing medical marijuana.</p><p>Cuomo began his speech focusing on tax cuts and job creation. He highlighted a plan announced earlier in the week to cut the corporate tax rate, and property taxes , in a scheme that would hinge on local governments freezing spending, and consolidating.</p><p>“The highest property tax in the country is in Westchester County,” said Cuomo.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 22:50:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49662 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's fourth State of the State focuses on taxes, economics Cuomo faces challenges from political right and left in 2014 http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-faces-challenges-political-right-and-left-2014 <p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:56:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49517 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo faces challenges from political right and left in 2014 Taxes likely to top agenda for governor, state legislature http://wrvo.org/post/taxes-likely-top-agenda-governor-state-legislature <p></p><p>One of the top issues of the 2014 legislative session will be taxes. While Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to cut taxes, some -- including New York City Mayor elect Bill de Blasio -- want to raise them.&nbsp;</p><p>In a year where Cuomo and all 213 of the state’s legislative seats are up for reelection, it’s not a big surprise that the legislative session would focus on tax cuts.</p><p>Cuomo appointed two tax commissions to study the issue, but even before they were finished, he was already signaling his intentions.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:06:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 49231 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says hydrofracking decision may come after Election Day http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-hydrofracking-decision-may-come-after-election-day <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the state should go ahead with hydrofracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 election.<br /><br />Cuomo, who previously said he’d decide on whether or not to okay the controversial drilling process known as fracking in New York before Election Day 2014, now says he wants to give his health commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, all the time he needs to complete an ongoing health review, which began over a year ago.<br /> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:57:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 48679 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says hydrofracking decision may come after Election Day Southern Tier poised to provide exciting 2014 congressional race http://wrvo.org/post/southern-tier-poised-provide-exciting-2014-congressional-race <p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:20:50 +0000 Matt Martin 47929 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's job performance hits all-time low in poll http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-job-performance-hits-all-time-low-poll <p></p><p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:01:29 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47333 at http://wrvo.org Nearing start of 2014 campaign season, Cuomo yet to have an announced opponent http://wrvo.org/post/nearing-start-2014-campaign-season-cuomo-yet-have-announced-opponent <p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:02:49 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47017 at http://wrvo.org Nearing start of 2014 campaign season, Cuomo yet to have an announced opponent 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 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 GOP leader says there's interest in challenging Cuomo in 2014 http://wrvo.org/post/gop-leader-says-theres-interest-challenging-cuomo-2014 <p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:00:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44207 at http://wrvo.org GOP leader says there's interest in challenging Cuomo in 2014