Politics

Three Essex County Farms Benefit from New Farmers Grant Fund

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo says the New Farmers Grant Fund will provide more than $610,000 in grants to help support new and early-stage agricultural businesses across New York state. The fund, enacted in the 2014-2015 budget, will be used to assist early-stage farmers and encourage them to consider farming as a career, adding to the…

Saranac Lake Budget Approved – Chazy, NCCS Rejected

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The Saranac Lake Central School District is just one of the Districts across the North Country which has received the support of voters when it comes to their budget… School Superintendent Diane Fox says much of the ground work was already in place from last year in order to produce the 2015 – 2016 Budget..…

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K&J – Beekmantown Science Fair – Concert – Budget

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Voting on School Budgets and School Board Candidates wasn’t the only focus of residents and parents in Beekmantown on Tuesday night… In fact… Beekmantown’s Elementary students provided a respite from the politics and Instead showcased what it’s really all about… The science fair fills the hallway just outside of the gym in Beekmantown which is…

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Senator Betty Little’s Recall Legislation Heads out of Committee

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The State Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday approved legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little that would require registered owners be notified of any manufacturer recall notices when their motor vehicles are inspected. If the official inspection station found that the motor vehicle is the subject of a safety recall, it would notify the owner in…

State Assembly Pushes Families First Agenda

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The state Assembly Continues it’s efforts to support the Families First Agenda…  On Tuesday, in the wake of another leadership scandal, this time in the Senate… The Assembly passed a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, that will prevent employers from discriminating against people based on their family status. Assemblywoman Russell says “Families are…

Douglas to resign as Essex County Chairman / Jay Supervisor

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On Monday, Essex County Chairman and Jay Town Supervisor Randy Douglas announced that he would be making a statement following the Essex County Board of Supervisors Meeting…  During that statement he announced that he would be retiring at a date to be determined in early June. In his letter to the board, Douglas said he…

Douglas to Announce Future of Political Career Later This Morning

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Following the Essex County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Elizabethtown this morning…  Randy Douglas tells us he plans to make an announcement regarding the future of his political career..   Douglas says the media has been very fair to him during his political career. And he says, he’s going to be making a career move announcement…

Gillibrand Disappointed with DOD Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says the Department of Defense’s latest report on sexual assault in the military is “More of the same.” And she continues “All of the positive rhetoric ignores the reality that 75 percent of the men and women in uniform who have been sexually assaulted lack the confidence in the military justice…

Comptroller is Critical of Certain Aspects of NY State Budget

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New York state’s short-term financial condition continues to improve and the state has built on its reserves, but the 2015-16 Enacted State Budget contains broad statutory authority on some spending, according to an analysis released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Fortunately, New York state has moved beyond the recurring budget gridlock of the past,” DiNapoli…

Stefanik “Pleased NDAA Appropriations Vote

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik Says she’s pleased with the 60 to 2 vote in favor of thte National Defense Authorization Act for 2016…  “The federal government has no greater role than providing for our national defense,” and she continued by saying… $30 Million Provided for East Coast Missile Defense Site “Specifically, I am very proud that…

Duprey Wants More Supervision for Violent Sex Offenders

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Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) says she is discouraged by the recent decision of the Assembly Democrats on the Codes Committee to block legislation that would strengthen protections against violent sexual predators. The bill, A.520, which Duprey co-sponsors, would mandate lifetime parole supervision of violent sex offenders after their release from prison. “It’s…

Vt Senator Bernie Sanders Enters Presidential Race

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has entered the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Yesterday Sanders was at Howard University. On his website he says it was on the same day that Hillary Clinton visited three homes of wealthy Manhattan benefactors to raise an estimated $1 million in campaign funds, Sen. Sanders gave a Howard University audience…

K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman

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 As you may recall, Plattsburgh’s Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett said he would not be running for re-election as supervisor… And we’ve spoken with him about that decision recently here in the K&J show…  A short while after Supervisor Bassett announced his retirement publicly, we sat down with Michael Cashman who is currently a councilman in…

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Stefanik’s First Amendment Adds Additional Missile Defense Site

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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) offered her first Amendment as a Member of the House of Representatives on Wednesday..  Her amendment was offered to (H.R. 2029) the Fiscal Year 2016 Military Construction & Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act – and provides $30 million for the planning, design and construction of an additional missile defense site. The bipartisan…

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Announces Pay Equity Legislation

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With the goal of leveling the playing field in the workplace, Speaker Carl Heastie and Labor Committee Chair Michelle Titus today announced the Assembly’s intent to pass a series of bills that will eliminate obstacles to pay equity for women and minorities throughout the state of New York. “The pay equity gap is a result of a systematic devaluing…

Gillibrand Pushes National Online Voter Registration

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With the 2016 presidential campaign season officially underway, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined Sunday by executives from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Common Cause New York, the League of Women Voters of New York City and the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and social activist, Russell Simmons…

K&J – Clinton County Oil Train Task Force Marks Earth Day

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The Clinton County Oil Train Task Force was formed to research the current status of federal and state regulations that govern the movement of crude oil by rail across the County, to assist in the formulation of local emergency response plans in case a train accident or derailment should occur in our County, and to…

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Calnon Appointed to NYCOM Nominating Committee

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Mayor James Calnon of the City of Plattsburgh has been appointed to the eight-member Nominating Committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM). NYCOM President Ann Thane, Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, made the selection. In announcing the appointment, Mayor Thane stated, “Mayor Calnon has been an active participant in NYCOM programs…

K&J – Retiring Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett

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Today we’re talking with Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett who recently announced he would be retiring at the end of his term… Since Bassett’s announcement, Councilor Michael Cashman has announced his candidacy for the position and Supervisor Bassett has expressed his support for Cashman to replace him come December 31st… Click on the play button…

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Councilor Cashman Enters Race for Plattsburgh Town Supervisor

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Town of Plattsburgh Councilman Michael Cashman announced his candidacy for the office of Town Supervisor in a tweet on Monday… Cashman grew up in Massachusetts and attended SUNY Plattsburgh (He received his B.S. in Speech Communications and then his M.S. in college and Agency Counseling).where he says he loved the Town of Plattsburgh so much…