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Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner
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New York State Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, a Democrat who represents portions of Washington and Saratoga Counties, invited residents to a town hall meeting in Saratoga Springs Thursday night.

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The New York Farm Bureau has issued its top state priorities for the ongoing legislative session.

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November’s elections are behind us, and Wednesday, their consequences will be felt when the full state legislature convenes in Albany.

Republican Morgan Zegers and Democratic Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner
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Candidates for the 113th district seat in the New York State Assembly met for a voter forum Monday night in Schuylerville.

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After weeks of rumors about whether New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul could leave the ticket, the Democrat picked up endorsements from local elected Democratic women Wednesday near the capitol.

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A new statewide association of salon and spa professionals is backing a legislative proposal in New York that would require industry workers be educated to recognized signs of abuse.

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner
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The Preservation League of New York State is asking legislators to support changes to historic tax credits.

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New York state Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner sees the hemp industry as an economic opportunity for Washington and Saratoga Counties.

As environmental and labor groups are urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to help end a strike at a Saratoga County chemical plant, lawmakers from across the state are preparing to rally with workers on Monday.

Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione presided over the marathon 10-hour session at Hoosick Falls Central School.
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One of the most closely watched New York state Senate races in the Capital Region was the at-times fierce battle for the 43rd District. The district that hugs the eastern border of the state stretches from Saratoga to Columbia County.

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Two candidates vying for the New York State Assembly seat that covers portions of Washington and Saratoga Counties met Wednesday night for a debate. 

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With a deadline approaching for lawmakers to agree on a final New York State budget, legislators are making the rounds in their districts this week to advocate for their priorities. In Saratoga Springs, Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner spent a day visiting with students and teachers.

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State education commissioner MaryEllen Elia made an appearance Thursday at the Early College Career Academy on the campus of SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury, in southern Warren County.

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GOP contenders Chris Boyark and Gerard Moser are both hoping to unseat 113th District Democrat Carrie Woerner this November.

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A New York State Assemblywoman has announced legislation to support local Christmas tree farms.

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From Common Core testing to teacher evaluations, education is one of the most contentious issues in New York right now. About two dozen teachers, administrators, and union officials participated in a roundtable discussion this morning to offer their own ideas on the state’s education policies with their local Assemblymember and Regent Board member.

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 Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner of New York’s 113th District unveiled her first piece of legislation Wednesday evening to restore state aid to all school districts in the state. 

In the auditorium at Greenwich High School, Woerner announced that her first bill to be submitted to the Assembly since taking office earlier this month would be to eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment.

Democrat Carrie Woerner was elected fill the New York State Assembly's vacant 113th District seat this November. Woerner, whose district includes portions of Saratoga and Washington Counties, is a newcomer to Albany. She spoke with WAMC's Lucas Willard about her first days at the Capital and what she looks forward to accomplishing in the new session that began on Wednesday.

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A New York Assembly District that has been without representation in Albany for nearly a year has chosen a new candidate.

The campaign to fill New York’s vacant 113th Assembly District Seat in Saratoga and Washington Counties is under way.