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New York Congressman Paul Tonko

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy with RISSE  Director Rifat Filkins
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Albany County is applying for Census 2020 grants to target specific communities where it is anticipated further outreach will be necessary.

Congressman Paul Tonko met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning, March 19, 2017.
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Several House Democrats walked out of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday. New York Democrat Paul Tonko of the 20th district stayed for the duration. But Tonko says he is disappointed with the substance of the speech and the tone of the evening. He spoke with WAMC News on Wednesday. 

Tonko, a Democrat, spoke Tuesday in Albany, with the 2020 Census looming.
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Representative Paul Tonko continues to press for a fair and accurate census count of New York's 20th congressional district.

Rep. Paul Tonko joins those who traveled along the Erie Canal for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor's Canalway Challenge
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A group of bikers, paddlers, walkers, and others who traveled along New York’s Erie Canal were celebrated today. But the governmental organization that runs the 360-mile route across the state is in danger of losing federal funding.

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The weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, and violence here in the Capital Region, are leading to discussion and soul-searching.

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Congressman Paul Tonko from New York’s 20th District on Monday became the latest Democrat to support an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Congressman Paul Tonko at Hudson Valley Community College
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New York Congressman Paul Tonko held a town hall on the climate Tuesday in Troy.

Green New Deal forum at the Albany Public Library.
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In February, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey introduced a Green New Deal resolution: a set of proposed economic stimulus programs to address climate change and racial and social economic inequalities. Over the weekend, about 100 people attended a Green New Deal forum at the Albany Public Library.

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Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko will lead a House subcommittee on climate change.

Those gathered at the Amsterdam vigil heard words of scripture from the Reverend Kent McHeard.
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It was a stunning tragedy with ripple effects across the Capital Region: the death of 20 people in a limo crash in Schoharie in October. It may be the biggest area news story of the year.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about a bipartisan pitch by lawmakers to amend the federal stretch limo law. The propsed changes follow the limo crash, which killed 20 people in Schoharie, N.Y. in October. The pair also discuss a lawsuit between two prominent housing developers in the area.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Donald Trump and what's coming to Capitol Hill in the new year.

Republican Joe Vitollo and Democrat Paul Tonko
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There is a rematch in the race for New York’s 20th House district seat. Paul Tonko, a longtime Democratic incumbent, is again facing a challenge from Republican Joe Vitollo. The two candidates for the Capital Region seat discussed the issues at a debate last night in Clifton Park.

Those gathered at the vigil heard words of scripture from the Reverend Kent McHeard.
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Many of the victims killed in Saturday’s limo crash in Schoharie had close ties to Amsterdam, New York, about 25 miles away. Monday night, the city came together for a candlelight vigil and memorial service honoring the 20 people killed.

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Congressman Paul Tonko

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In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, wraps up his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Congressman Paul Tonko

Democratic primary voters in New York decided to stick with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, continues his conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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Congressman Paul Tonko

Once again, a Supreme Court nominee is facing 11th hour questions about his past. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Rep. Paul Tonko speaks at Schenectady County Community College
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New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th District, held a town hall forum Thursday night. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, high prescription drug prices were a hot topic of conversation.

Congressman Paul Tonko, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, City Treasurer Darius Shahinfar at Google’s 2015 eCity award ceremony in downtown Albany.
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Last month, New York regulators revoked their approval of Charter Communications' merger with Time Warner Cable and ordered the company to find another cable provider for its more than 2 million customers in the state. The move is encouraging municipalities to find alternatives to expensive cable internet service.

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New York’s Capital Region and North Country are being awarded more than $150,000 to provide permanent homes for 28 veterans experiencing homelessness.

Rep. Tonko kicks off weeklong spotlight on mental health in Albany
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New York Congressman Paul Tonko visited Albany Friday morning to kick off a weeklong spotlight on mental health.

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As the nation continues to debate immigration policy, one restaurant in Troy, New York is hoping to create a safe space for immigrants and refugees.