Politics

Owens Supports Aaron Woolf – Pushes for Bipartisanship in Congress

Congressman Bill Owens is putting his weight behind Aaron Woolf in the campaign to replace him in the 21st district..Owens says from his perspective, the real test as to whether or not someone is bi-partisan is not whether or not they talk about how much they’re going to work with the other side.. AUDIO – 091814…

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Elise Stefanik Visits Saranac Lake

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Elise Stefanik is the Republican candidate running for the seat being vacated by Congressman Bill Owens at the end of the year. She watched the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration and re-enactment on Lake Champlain on Sunday and then found herself at the Chefs and Farmers – Taste of the Adirondacks event which was held at…

Primary Results – Duprey by 101 Champaigne by 176

Assemblywoman Janet Duprey’s run for re-election is closer than she may have liked among republican voters.. She faced a challenge in the Republican Primary from rival Karen Bisso who garnerd 48% of the votes or 1,598 votes… The margin just 101 votes.. with Duprey receiving 1,699 votes or 52% of Republicans in the Primary..  Duprey…

Highlighting the 115th Assembly Race on Primary Day

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The Polls are Open today for Republicans in the 115th Assembly District.. Incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey faces challenger Karen Bisso in the Republican Primary..  The primary for Governor is also on the ballots today.. Governor Cuomo faces Kathy Hochul and Zephyr Techout is facing off against Tim Wu.. In Franklin County the Democrats are choosing…

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21st Congressional Candidate Aaron Woolf

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With Congressman Bill Owens stepping down from his congressional seat in the 21st district in December, the race to replace him is heating up.. and over the weekend the Democratic Candidate Aaron Woolf spent some time at his campaign headquarters in Plattsburgh..  In fact, he was sitting down with his supporters to make a few…

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A Proposal for Term Limits in Plattsburgh’s CIty Council

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Plattsburgh Councilman Mike Kelly says he’d like to separate the question of re-defining terms and term limits from the proposed charter commission and try to have a decision from the council on the issue before the next election.. “Basically” He says… So that voters can weigh in on the issue… Kelly he’s looked at several…

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Are There Too Many Unapproved Signs in Saranac Lake?

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Saranac Lake’s Sign Law could be getting some needed adjustments in the coming months.. That’s the result of a request by Village Trustee Allie Pelletere to look into how so many political signs can be placed for so long prior to an election.. “There are people who should be told politely to take them down unless…

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K&J – 115th Candidate Karen Bisso

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Today we’re in Plattsburgh at a public forum sponsored by the Clinton County Young Republicans to hear from Karen Bisso who is a republican candidate running for the 115th Assembly seat..  Bisso faces incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey in the  Republican Primary on September 9th…   We recently spoke with Assemblywoman Duprey here on the K&J show,…

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Young Republicans Host Public Forum

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The Clinton County Young Republicans held a public forum to hear from Karen Bisso on Tuesday evening.. Alicia Sirk is the Groups Chairwoman..  We spoke with her at the Town of Plattsburgh Board Room and asked her if she sees any comparison between the record low turnouts during yesterday’s primary in Vermont.. Join us Thursday…

Clinton County Young Republicans Plan Community Forum

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PLATTSBURGH ­­– Clinton County Young Republicans say they were planning to hold a Town-Hall style debate for the 115th Assembly district. In a statement emailed to WNBZ, Chairwoman Alicia Sirk says “Due to the fact the current Assemblywoman has refused to participate, we have decided that we still want to make available a forum for the…

K&J – In Depth with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

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The Republican Primary is September 9th, 2014. Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is pushing for voter turnout. “Too much apathy can be a bad thing,” she says during our conversation, “If people make assumptions and don’t show up to the polls, things could be different. It’s important that everyone who is registered get out to vote and…

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Woolf says Adirondack Park is Key to Regional Economic Development

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From the Malone Telegram MALONE — How can municipalities in northern New York boost their economy? Democratic 21st Congressional District candidate Aaron Woolf believes it can be done by taking advantage of the Adirondack Park. “Let’s not look at what we want to be there, let’s look at what really is there. What are the…

K&J – 500 Acres of Bison.. In Vermontville

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If you’re looking for a home where the Buffalo Roam, You may want to head to Vermontville because there are a growing number of Buffalo Roaming wild on the Norman Ridge Road at the Edgley Farm… Which is where we found ourselves on Monday during a visit by Congressman Bill Owens with owners Ron and…

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Gillibrand Takes Aim at Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

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New, bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions—including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices. AUDIO – 073114 – Gillibrand Discusses New Legislation to Protect Students from…

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VA Bill passes House Conference

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Congressman Bill Owens votes to approve the Veterans Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014.. It’s a bill we’ve been hearing about for the past few days which will reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.. It went to conference to combine the Senate and House differences and conference report was approved by a wide bipartisan…

Owens Presented with “Spirit of Enterprise” Award

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized Congressman Bill Owens on Wednesday with a prestigious “Spirit of Enterprise” award for his leadership on economic and business issues during the 113th Congress. “My focus as a representative has always been economic growth and job creation, which depends first on the health and success of the private sector,”…

K&J – Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to FIght Invasive Species

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The K&J Show on WNBZ..  Today, with the help of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillbrand, we’re focused on Invasive Species..  Senator Gillibrand visited Lake Placid on Monday to discuss new legislation she’s proposed which would add another level of regulations in the fight to prevent the spread of invasive species in New York.. and during her presentation,…

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New Funding for Boarder Law Enforcement

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Congressman Bill Owens announces new funding allocations for local law enforcement agencies through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) state and local preparedness grant program for Fiscal Year 2014. OPSG provides funding to support operational preparedness along the northern and southern U.S. borders and to improve coordination among Federal, state, territorial and local…

Opinion – Congressman Bill Owens

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Congressman Owens has written an editorial called “Creating a Competitive, Sustainable Global Workforce” we’ve posted the editorial here; This month, in a rare and encouraging show of bipartisanship, the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of federal job training programs with passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Now headed to the…

Schumer, Gillibrand Call to Reclassify Broadband as a Utility

Advocates And Businesses Join Lawmakers In Support Of Letter Sent To FCC’s Wheeler As the comment period comes to a close for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rulemaking on its Open Internet order, Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with eleven Senate Democrats, are calling on the Commission to reclassify the transmission component…