Month: October 2008

After a disastrous first year beset by scandal and poor decision-making, Gov. Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday made a big step toward a turnaround in his second-year state of the state speech. He's worked to spread health-insurance coverage, boost state Read More

"As the world has transformed and moved forward, it is only Albany that has stood still,” Spitzer said in his first State of the State address last year. But a year later, Albany seems as still as ever, paralyzed with the very maladies Spitzer r Read More

Two weeks after the state's largest teachers union gave Senate Republicans a boost by endorsing their candidate in a critical special election race, Republican lawmakers fast-tracked a bill that would allow New York City teachers to retire with full Read More

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. -- Like many childcare providers, Dianne Madej begins her day early. Taking care of play time, nap time and meal time, all before noon. “It's very busy. It can be messy and playful and fun,” said Dianne Madej, Child Care Provid Read More

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