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Jun 02, 2011 1:33 am
Gibson supports Ryan's budget
Kinderhook's Congressman Chris Gibson sits down for a long interview with the "All Politics is Local" column in the Post Star, and says he believes the plan proposed by Republican Congressman Paul Ryan will prove popular. “As it relates to the Republican budget, look, we’ve talked about this before. I support it because it’s pro-growth and it’s fiscally responsible," Gibson says in the interview. "When you talk about Medicare — look the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) and the trustees of Medicare itself have said publicly that the program’s going to be broke in a decade. We’ve got the only proposal that saves Medicare." Read the entire story in the Post Star.

Cuomo Q&A: ‘We’re making progress’
Rick Karlin reports from a press gaggle with Governor Andrew Cuomo at SUNY Stony Brook Wed. June 1. With ten working days left before the legislature is scheduled to leave town, the question in Albany is will they reach deals on all the issues they are attempting to finalize. “We’re working on rent, ethics — all of these matters are being discussed," the Governor told the assembled reporters. "We do not have a three-way agreement yet on these issues — not on ethics, not on rent. We announced a three way agreement on a property tax cap, and we’re working through the details. … I’m optimistic that we are going to have accomplishments by the end of the session. … People make decisions when they have to make a decisions.” Read the entire story in Capitol Confidential, the political blog of the Albany Times-Union.

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="245" caption="State Senator Steve Saland with Hudson school Superintendent Jack Howe at the Hudson Children's Book Festival. Photo from Saland's website."][/caption]Saland 'bully' bill passes Senate
State Senator Steve Saland, who represents Columbia County, got a bill through the New York State Senate Wed. June 1. S4921-2011, "Prohibits bullying on school property and enacts the "Law to Encourage the Acceptance of All Differences (LEAD)." The bill now heads to the Assembly and then perhaps the Governor unless someone stands up against it.
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