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James Nani

Covering Kingston and Ulster County Government.Been at the Record since August 2011.

Tips: 845-340-4910 jnani@th-record.com

Faso editorial board, Part II

During a meeting Friday with the Times Herald-Record’s editorial board, Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, touched on a variety of issues. For additional coverage from the meeting, go to recordonline.com. For video, go to recordonline.com/video. Faso said that Obama-era guidance that protected transgender students’ rights to use bathrooms that corresponded with th eir gender identity had [...]

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Rep. John Faso fields health care questions in Monticello

The future of healthcare was front and center for small business owners Tuesday morning, at a forum with Rep. John Faso held at the Miss Monticello Diner. The $20-a-head event in Monticello for small business owners had limited seating and RSVP registration that began at 7:30 a.m. The event was broadcast live online and began [...]

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Faso: Linking Planned Parenthood to health care reform ‘political minefield’

In a closed-door meeting in Philadelphia last week Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, expressed concern about tying the repeal of the Affordable Care Act with defunding Planned Parenthood, according to a story from the Washington Post. The Washington Post says it obtained the recording of the policy retreat in Philadelphia from an anonymous email address and [...]

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Susan Sarandon weighs in on Wawayanda power plant

Actress Susan Sarandon has released a video urging people to call Gov. Andrew Cuomo and tell him to stop a $900 million natural-gas fired power plant that’s being built Wawayanda. The Academy Award winning actress and environmental activist  has released a video saying that although Cuomo has put a ban hydraulic fracturing of natural gas, [...]

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New poll: Faso opens up six-point lead against Teachout with independent support

On the eve of election, Republican John Faso has opened up a six-point lead against Democrat Zephyr Teachout in the 19th Congressional District, according to a poll by Siena Research Institute and Time Warner Cable News. In a poll conducted between Nov. 1 and Nov. 3, pollsters found Faso leading Teachout 48 to 42 percent. [...]

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Faso “offended and disturbed” by Trump statements, may not vote for him

Congressional candidates for New York’s 19th Congressional District have weighed in on an 11-year-old recording of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in which he’s heard bragging about how his fame allowed him to “do anything” to women. The campaign of Republican John Faso, a 63-year-old lawyer and former Republican minority leader in the state Assembly, emailed [...]

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Republican George Amedore wins Green Party line, is blasted by Green Party co-chair

Incumbent Republican state Sen. George Amedore has beat out his Democratic opponent, Palatine Supervisor Sara Niccoli, in a write-in campaign for the left-leaning Green Party line. Amedore, R-Rotterdam, secured the Green Party ballot line as a write-in candidate in the primary, according to state Board of Elections spokesman John Conklin. According to Conklin, Amedore won [...]

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Niccoli calls on Amedore to return “tainted” money

Democrat Sara Niccoli is calling on GOP Sen. George Amedore to return more than $30,000 in campaign contributions she says he’s received that are tied to Schenectady-based developer Joseph Nicolla, who was implicated in a corruption scandal last week by the state Attorney General’s Office. In a press release, Niccoli urges Amedore to return the [...]

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NRA PAC hands out grades to local politicians in state, federal races

The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund has handed out grades for local politicians running for office this year. The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates based on voting records, public statements and their responses to a questionnaire, according to its website. Here’s the grades for our local races: U.S. House of Representatives: New York’s 19th Congressional [...]

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New Siena/TWC poll shows Teachout and Faso neck and neck

A new poll shows that Republican John Faso is leading Democrat Zephyr Teachout by just a single percentage point in the race to replace Rep. Chris Gibson in the 19th Congressional District. Conducted by Time Warner Cable News and Siena College, the new poll shows that 15 percent of people are still undecided, that both [...]

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