Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The political picture in the Hudson Valley has changed dramatically in the past day. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney now turns his attention to seeking a fourth term in the House after his loss in the Democratic primary for state attorney general. Meantime, after a number of blows to members of the now dissolved Senate Independent Democratic Conference, one who survived his primary is now focused on mending fences and winning the general election. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

There has been a lot of focus on the Democratic primary race for New York state attorney general, which ends when polls close tonight at 9. Four candidates want the chance to run against Republican Keith Wofford and the Green Party’s Michael Sussman in November. Two are from the Hudson Valley. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne caught up with them earlier today.

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The employers of an Orange County resident say he has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They’ve been collecting letters on the immigrant’s behalf. And they are calling on elected officials to allow undocumented immigrants who are hard-working and law-abiding to remain in the country.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney is  running in the four-way Democratic primary for state Attorney General, after former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned in May, over accusations he physically assaulted women that he dated.  Maloney held a town hall in Albany Thursday.

The House and Senate do not see eye-to-eye on the Farm Bill.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, wraps up his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

A Democrat from the Hudson Valley has his sights set on bigger things.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Supreme Court is entering a period of change.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from the 18th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Please note: this conversation was recorded before President Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nomination.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Three Democratic members of Congress who together represent Westchester came together Saturday outside a facility in the county that is housing migrant children. Denied entry, the officials called on the Trump administration to immediately reunite children separated from their families who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two Democratic New York congressmen have asked the U.S. Coast Guard to commit to transparency in any new anchorage proposals. 

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he will run in the Democratic primary for state attorney general. This has left county Democratic committees in his 18th District scrambling to line up a prospective congressional candidate, not knowing whether Maloney ultimately will be in the race.

Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he is confident that he is on firm legal footing in running for state attorney general. The Hudson Valley lawmaker held a conference call with reporters Thursday and spoke about why he decided to jump into the primary with at least three other candidates.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
WAMC/Allison Dunne

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from New York’s 18th District, has ended speculation by announcing he is running for state attorney general.

NY Dems Rally Behind State Senate Candidates

May 22, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Before New York Democrats gather on Long Island for their convention this week, many were in Orange County Monday to support a state Senate candidate. The newly reunited Senate Democrats are hoping to wrest control of the chamber from Republicans in November.

Assemblyman James Skoufis Will Run For NYS Senate

May 21, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Democratic New York state Assemblyman James Skoufis of the 99th District kicked off his campaign for state Senate Monday in Orange County. State officials and a Hudson Valley Congressman were on hand to lend their support. Skoufis is running to replace Republican Bill Larkin, who announced earlier this month he would retire.

New York Democrats have a decision to make.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th district wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

NYS Assembly Begins Interviews For Interim AG

May 15, 2018

New York state Assembly members are interviewing candidates Tuesday for interim attorney general, following the resignation of Eric Schneiderman last week amid sexual abuse allegations. The appointment would run until the end of the year.

The government is funded.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th district continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

The Hudson Valley recently lost two elected officials to cancer.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney of the 18th district speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and New York’s Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood are among 16 people state legislators plan to interview to take over as New York’s top law enforcement officer through the end of the year. 

Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held a telephone town hall Thursday night. Callers asked about topics ranging from the federal tax law to immigration to the CPV power plant in Orange County.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Visitation continued Friday at the DiDonato Funeral Home in Ulster County for New York state Assemblyman Frank Skartados. Several assemblymembers, including Speaker Carl Heastie, were expected. Skartados died Sunday at age 62 from pancreatic cancer. People attending viewing hours Thursday remembered the Hudson Valley Democrat as a most honorable public servant.

Newburgh Community Honors Mayor Judy Kennedy

Apr 20, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Hundreds of people attended a transition service Thursday for Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy. She died Sunday at age 73 after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. It was a service the mayor herself planned, and there were speeches, songs and poems.

Communities Pay Respects To Kennedy, Skartados

Apr 19, 2018
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The public had a chance today to honor two Hudson Valley lawmakers who died on Sunday. There was a service for Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy, who died at age 73 from ovarian cancer. And there were visitation hours for her fellow Democrat, New York state Assemblyman Frank Skartados, who died at 62 from pancreatic cancer. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

Democratic New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney was in Poughkeepsie Monday to announce legislation to ensure low-income tenants have alternate housing in the event of an emergency. Maloney and the city’s mayor say a recent occurrence at an affordable housing complex in Poughkeepsie is an example of why such a bill is needed.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The U.S. Coast Guard released a report Tuesday with recommendations following a review of safety risks on the Hudson River. Additional anchorage sites along the river are not among the recommendations, though onlookers says the Coast Guard has not ruled out future proposals and rulemaking.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney is introducing two bills to honor two former Hudson Valley congressmen — Democrat Maurice Hinchey and Republican Ben Gilman. Maloney wants to add their names to local landmarks associated with their efforts.

HV Congressman To Hold Additional Gun Violence Forums

Mar 10, 2018

New York Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney will hold three community forums over the weekend on school gun violence. They come after one he held in Poughkeepsie last weekend following the February deadly school shooting in Florida.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
WAMC/Allison Dunne

A Hudson Valley Democratic congressman is backing Governor Andrew Cuomo following reports that the Democrat could face a primary challenge from actress Cynthia Nixon. 

SNAP Eligibility is based principally on income and household size. Those who apply must be 150 percent below the federal poverty level, which stands at about $2,500 for a family of three.
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As President Donald Trump ponders a 30-percent cut to the nutrition program's budget, a new study finds the maximum SNAP benefit does not cover the cost of an average meal in all of New York's 62 counties.

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A number of senior citizens in the Hudson Valley recently had a chance to ask questions about new Medicare cards that will be issued. The forum was a telephone town hall held with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney where residents could also ask about veterans benefits.

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