election 2013 http://wrvo.org en 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 Republicans maintain 'super majority' in Onondaga County legislature http://wrvo.org/post/republicans-maintain-super-majority-onondaga-county-legislature <p>Absentee ballots still need to be counted, but Democrats appear to clawed back a seat on the Onondaga County Legislature. Republicans, though, are playing up the fact that they will maintain a 'super majority' in the body.</p><p>Republicans didn't have much else to celebrate Tuesday as they didn't put anyone up in the mayor's race and lost at <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/gop-hoping-edge-out-spot-syracuses-common-council" target="_blank">least one of the two Common Council races they were contesting</a>.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:45:29 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Gino Geruntino 46762 at http://wrvo.org Republicans maintain 'super majority' in Onondaga County legislature Casino referendum fails in Monroe County, still passes in N.Y. http://wrvo.org/post/casino-referendum-fails-monroe-county-still-passes-ny <p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:26:26 +0000 Kate O'Connell 46744 at http://wrvo.org Casino referendum fails in Monroe County, still passes in N.Y. Cuomo wins on casino and judge retirement age ballot amendments http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-wins-casino-and-judge-retirement-age-ballot-amendments <p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:22:52 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46741 at http://wrvo.org Miner wins reelection in Syracuse, Greens say party shows strength http://wrvo.org/post/miner-wins-reelection-syracuse-greens-say-party-shows-strength <p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:20:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46740 at http://wrvo.org Miner wins reelection in Syracuse, Greens say party shows strength Watertown City Council: incumbent Macaluso, newcomer Jennings win seats in four-way contest http://wrvo.org/post/watertown-city-council-incumbent-macaluso-newcomer-jennings-win-seats-four-way-contest <pre style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; margin: 8px; line-height: normal;"> </pre> <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Watertown's City Council contest pitted two fiscally conservative incumbents against two political newcomers who want city government to think more broadly about its role. The voters went for one of each.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:34:57 +0000 Joanna Richards 46732 at http://wrvo.org Watertown City Council: incumbent Macaluso, newcomer Jennings win seats in four-way contest GOP hoping to edge out a spot on Syracuse's Common Council http://wrvo.org/post/gop-hoping-edge-out-spot-syracuses-common-council <p></p><p>Syracuse Republicans are just a few dozen votes shy of winning back a city office as a race for Common Council will come down to absentee ballots, but the rest of city hall remained solidly Democratic after Tuesday's election.</p><p>The two new faces we know of for sure on the Common Council are Chad Ryan in the Second District and Pamela Hunter in an at-large spot. Ryan won Pat Hogan’s old seat, who was term-limited, by beating Republican Alex Walsh with 59 percent of the unofficial vote.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:48:36 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46726 at http://wrvo.org GOP hoping to edge out a spot on Syracuse's Common Council Two Adirondack land swap proposals on ballot http://wrvo.org/post/two-adirondack-land-swap-proposals-ballot <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:04:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46686 at http://wrvo.org Voters get last word on passage of six state amendments http://wrvo.org/post/voters-get-last-word-passage-six-state-amendments <p></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:54:05 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46685 at http://wrvo.org Voters get last word on passage of six state amendments Cross-party endorsements create complicated comptroller race in Utica http://wrvo.org/post/cross-party-endorsements-create-complicated-comptroller-race-utica <p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:01:31 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46651 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County Elections Commissioners struggle to get people to polls http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-elections-commissioners-struggle-get-people-polls <p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:15:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46623 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County Elections Commissioners struggle to get people to polls Adirondack land swaps rally support, create opposition http://wrvo.org/post/adirondack-land-swaps-rally-support-create-opposition <p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:03:19 +0000 Brian Mann 46621 at http://wrvo.org Adirondack land swaps rally support, create opposition Watertown council candidates get last word before election day http://wrvo.org/post/watertown-council-candidates-get-last-word-election-day <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;">Watertown's City Council hopefuls got one final chance before tomorrow's election to make their case at a meet-the-candidates event last week. The four opponents advocate different roles for city government.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 04:40:35 +0000 Joanna Richards 46608 at http://wrvo.org Watertown council candidates get last word before election day No consensus on amendment to raise judge retirement age to 80 http://wrvo.org/post/no-consensus-amendment-raise-judge-retirement-age-80 <p></p> Sun, 03 Nov 2013 23:15:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46269 at http://wrvo.org Green Party mayoral candidate says Syracuse needs more community policing http://wrvo.org/post/green-party-mayoral-candidate-says-syracuse-needs-more-community-policing <p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:00:39 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46550 at http://wrvo.org Green Party mayoral candidate says Syracuse needs more community policing Commercial gambling's history moves from underground to mainstream http://wrvo.org/post/commercial-gamblings-history-moves-underground-mainstream <p></p><p>If voters on Tuesday pass the proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow casino gambling, New York will become the 21st state to have commercial, Las Vegas-style casinos. Across much of the country nowadays, gambling seems like the natural state of things. But it wasn’t always that way.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:09:39 +0000 David Chanatry 46504 at http://wrvo.org Commercial gambling's history moves from underground to mainstream Syracuse Mayor Miner hosts Twitter town hall http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-mayor-miner-hosts-twitter-town-hall <p>A week before hoping to win re-election, Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner hosted her first Twitter town hall, one of her few large public engagement efforts this campaign season.</p><p>Miner spent just under an hour Tuesday fielding questions on the social media site via the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23askmayorminer&amp;src=typd&amp;f=realtime" target="_blank">#AskMayorMiner</a> and responded through the <a href="https://twitter.com/Syracuse1848" target="_blank">city's official account</a>.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:34:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46338 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Mayor Miner hosts Twitter town hall State Supreme Court rejects casino wording suit http://wrvo.org/post/state-supreme-court-rejects-casino-wording-suit <p>A state Supreme Court judge threw out a lawsuit challenging the wording of a November ballot amendment to expand gambling in New York. Opponents say they will appeal.<br /><br />Judge Richard Platkin rejected a challenge from a Brooklyn attorney who said the wording of the November ballot amendment, to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York, is biased.<br /> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:57:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45756 at http://wrvo.org State Supreme Court rejects casino wording suit Casino referendum wording increases odds that amendment will pass, say critics http://wrvo.org/post/casino-referendum-wording-increases-odds-amendment-will-pass-say-critics <p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:30:21 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44451 at http://wrvo.org