New York State Senator George Amedore

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General Electric says it’s laying off 200 hourly workers at its Schenectady plant that produces steam turbines for the company’s power unit.

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This November, the balance of power in the New York State Senate will be determined. A Democratic political newcomer is challenging a two-term Republican Senator in the newest district in New York — the 46th. 

Senator George Amedore with Désirée Little
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Evolving attitudes about marijuana are resonating among some elected officials in New York.

As the LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts Center in Catskill prepares to open its inaugural season, a study of its prospective economic impact has been completed. The paper examines impacts for Catskill, Greene County, and the larger Hudson Valley region.

Assemblymember Pat Fahy Thursday night at the Albany Public Library for a community forum about the New York budget.
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With the  deadline for adopting the New York state budget days away, Albany area Assemblymembers John McDonald and Pat Fahy conducted a "community conversation" Thursday to bring constituents up to date.

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New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan is being praised across party lines for publicly admitting he has a substance abuse problem.

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A bipartisan push for a tougher animal rights law is on in New York state.

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Karen DeWitt

On Wednesday New York state lawmakers gathered in Albany to kick off the 2017 session.

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The race for New York’s 46th state Senate district pits Republican Senator George Amedore against Democratic hopeful Sara Niccoli.

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New York's 46th state Senate district candidates presented their campaign issues and agendas last night at the Guilderland Public Library during a “Meet The Candidates” event.

At STAR Plaza: U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, Olive Niccoli, Sara Niccoli and NY State Senator Neil Breslin. Niccoli also made campaign stops the same day in Kingston, Athens and Amsterdam.
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New York State Police have been asked to investigate threatening online comments directed at state Senate candidate Sara Niccoli, whose Quaker faith prohibits her from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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Montgomery County Town of Palatine supervisor Sara Niccoli has kicked off a campaign to unseat Republican George Amedore  in New York’s 46th state Senate District.  The Democrat recently sat down with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

NY Senator George Amedore
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The campaign for New York’s 46th state Senate District contest has become one of the closest-watched races, ever since the district was created after the last round of redistricting.

Democrats argued the 46th was carved out specifically for then-Assemblyman George Amedore, but one of their own, Cecilia Tkaczyk, won the first two-year term. Amedore rebounded to take the seat in 2014. He's up for re-election this year and recently sat down with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

NYS Legislature Passes Bill For Rondout Creek

Jun 18, 2016
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The New York state legislature passed a bill that designates a Hudson Valley creek as an inland waterway.

The New York State Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would prohibit cities from requiring a permit for the singing of the national anthem or the reciting of the pledge of allegiance.

At STAR Plaza: U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, Olive Niccoli, Sara Niccoli and NY State Senator Neil Breslin. Niccoli also made campaign stops the same day in Kingston, Athens and Amsterdam.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Montgomery County Town of Palatine supervisor Sara Niccoli has kicked off a campaign to unseat Republican George Amedore  in New York’s 46th state Senate District.  The announcement was made at Star Plaza.

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Montgomery County Town of Palatine Supervisor Sara Niccoli has kicked off a campaign to unseat Republican George Amedore  in the 46th State Senate District. 

Senator George Amedore with AT&T personnel and some of the mobile phones recently collected.
Sen. George Amedore

For American soldiers stationed overseas during the holidays, nothing beats a phone call home.

WAMC photo illustration by Dave Lucas

First responders across Albany County will soon be able to make radio contact with one another through a new countywide interoperable radio system.