Addie Russell http://wrvo.org en State Senate will determine fate of medical marijuana http://wrvo.org/post/state-senate-will-determine-fate-medical-marijuana <p></p><p>The fate of a medical marijuana bill remains up in the air in New York state. The state Assembly has approved a version that would allow patients to obtain the drug for medical treatment, while a similar measure remains hung up in the state Senate.</p><p>Advocates cheered as the New York State Assembly approved a medical marijuana bill that would &nbsp;permit patients to possess small amounts of marijuana to treat approved medical conditions. The legislation also sets up licensed dispensaries to grow and sell the drug to sick people.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 10:04:50 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56691 at http://wrvo.org State Senate will determine fate of medical marijuana 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 Legislation to Change School Districts' Wealth Measurement http://wrvo.org/post/legislation-change-school-districts-wealth-measurement <p>Russell, a Democrat from Theresa, has introduced legislation that will adjust the way school districts&#39; wealth is measured.&nbsp; Generally speaking, the poorer a district is, the more aid it gets. But it&rsquo;s not a true sliding scale at the top and bottom ends.</p><p>Right now, the poorest districts are all lumped together in the same category, even though some may be much poorer than others. The same is true of the richest districts &ndash; they&#39;re all seen on equal footing, even though some may be much richer than others.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 10989 at http://wrvo.org