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Franklin County eyes cuts as revenues are expected to decline

365体育网站 MALONE — On paper, Franklin County’s finances are in pretty good shape. But the actual situation is far less rosy, county Treasurer Fran Perry told the Board of Legislators on Wednesday, and county Manager Donna Kissane proposed more measures to rein in county spending. The ...

Stec, Davis differ on PAUSE

365体育网站 Assemblyman Dan Stec and candidate Kimberly Davis, who are running for New York’s 45th State Senate District on the Republican and Democratic lines, respectively, have issued differing opinions on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to extend New York State on PAUSE. This program is the one ...

Cuomo: Feds must help NY with tests. Trump: Stop complaining

NEW YORK -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump tussled over wide-scale coronavirus testing Friday, with the governor arguing the federal government needs to step up and the president saying Cuomo should stop complaining and start working. The dust-up started during the Democratic ...

County finances look bad amid outbreak

365体育网站 Local counties are heading into rough financial times as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought on a lack of revenue, increase in costs and slowing of state aid. “Fighting this virus, all the action forward, basically is on the backs of the counties,” said Essex County Board of ...

Stefanik named to presidential task force on restarting economy

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, was appointed by President Donald Trump on Thursday to serve on the bipartisan Task Force to Reopen the Economy. In a brief statement on Twitter, Stefanik said, “I’ll fight for #NY21 small businesses & hardworking families! We will ultimately ...

‘We don’t have a king’

WASHINGTON — Invoking the movie “Mutiny on the Bounty,” President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that objections by governors to his claim of absolute authority over when to lift guidelines aimed at fighting the coronavirus were tantamount to insurrection. Democratic and Republican ...

Cuomo: Trump can’t force the states to reopen

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized President Donald Trump’s claim of “total” authority to reopen the nation’s virus-stalled economy, saying Tuesday he was talking more like a king than a president. The Democratic governor criticized Trump’s assertion Monday that ...

Obama endorses Biden as best leader for ‘darkest times’

365体育网站 WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, giving the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a boost from the party’s biggest fundraiser and one of its most popular figures. “Joe has the character and the experience to guide us through one of our ...

Sanders drops bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

365体育网站 WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Donald Trump in a general election campaign that will be waged against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. Sanders initially ...

Stefanik supports voluntary redeployment of ventilators

Rep. Elise Stefanik voiced her support for a plan that would allow for the voluntary redeployment of ventilators and other machines to high-need hospitals as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The congresswoman, R-Schuylerville, described the plan, announced by the Hospital ...

Stec, Davis have different takes on ventilators

365体育网站 Candidates for the 45th State Senate District have different takes on the role upstate New York’s ventilators should play in the response to COVID-19. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had announced plans Friday to send the National Guard to upstate hospitals in order to seize ventilators and personal ...

Trump-Biden election off-limits for US bettors (so far)

365体育网站 ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Double down on Donald, or bet big on Biden? Plenty of Americans would like the chance to place a bet on the upcoming presidential election (and sports books would love to take their money), but so far, it is not legal anywhere in the country. It actually was ...

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely Democratic nominee for president

365体育网站WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party's establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have ...

Senate challenger shares take on state budget

PLATTSBURGH — While state Assemblyman Dan Stec, R-Queensbury, last week characterized the 2020-21 state budget as “an example of one-party control that misses the mark,” his Democratic opponent for the 45th State Senate District, Clinton County Treasurer Kimberly Davis, argued that ...

Lost Time: How coronavirus spread while supply orders lagged

365体育网站 The government’s stockpile of critically needed medical supplies and equipment is nearly drained just as the numbers of people infected with the coronavirus and in need of critical care is surging. Back in January, the first alarms were sounding about the outbreak in China. In time, ...

Trump uses virus crisis to push broader agenda

365体育网站 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is taking an old political adage to heart: Never let a crisis go to waste. The coronavirus is projected to kill more than 100,000 Americans. It has effectively shuttered the economy, torpedoed the stock market and rewritten the rules of what used to ...

State budget has $144.5M for Lake Placid Olympic venues

365体育网站 New York’s 2020-21 budget includes $144.5 million to continue major upgrades at Lake Placid’s 1980 Olympic facilities. North Country Chamber of Commerce President Garry Douglas said that although his organization disagrees with some of the budget’s policies, the funding of ...

New York poised to scale back cash bail reforms that angered law enforcement

365体育网站 ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers appear poised to scale back a series of controversial changes to the state’s cash bail system that had angered law-enforcement officials since they took effect at the start of the year. Cuomo and legislative leaders struck a tentative ...