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Rep. Elise Stefanik
(Enterprise photo — Peter Crowley)

Stefanik quiet on whether she would have voted for AHCA

As President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled their American Health Care Act to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday, Republicans and Democrats in the North Country and the rest of New York continued to blame each another for the country’s health care ...

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Republicans pull health bill

WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. Democrats said Americans can ...

Candidates join capital project, budget on Lake Placid ballot

LAKE PLACID — The Board of Education here will have three seats up for grabs for the May 16 election, and two of the incumbents will not seek re-election. Jeffrey Brownell will seek a second term, but Patricia Stanton and Camelia Sheridan will not as they will step down after three years ...

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No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a humiliating defeat for Trump

WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro
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Stefanik quiet on whether she would have voted for AHCA

As President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled their American Health Care Act to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday, Republicans and Democrats in the North Country and the rest of New York continued to blame each another for the country’s health care ...

Franklin County Sheriff Kevin Mulverhill
(Enterprise photo — Tom Salitsky)

Immigration report calls out Franklin, St. Lawrence counties

County sheriffs along New York’s Canadian border are scratching their heads over a federal report on places that refuse to cooperate with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. The Department of Homeland Security’s Declined Detainer Outcome report, released Monday, ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro
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Stefanik undecided on today’s health plan vote

Rep. Elise Stefanik wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act but isn’t committing to the GOP replacement plan. President Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republican leaders spent this week on Capitol Hill trying to round up the 216 House votes needed to approve the bill in a ...

Stefanik supports Medicaid change in New York

While Rep. Elise Stefanik remains uncommitted about her vote on the American Health Care Act, she fully supports an amendment that would ease the Medicaid burden on local counties. House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to woo upstate New York Republicans, including Stefanik, R-Willsboro, with an ...

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro
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Stefanik hesitating on health-care plan

WASHINGTON — The fate of the Republican health-care plan appears to rest on conservative Republicans like Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania and centrists like Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York. Barletta, an immigration hard-liner, said he remains opposed to the legislation because it ...

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Lake Placid voters once again choose to keep village court

LAKE PLACID — For the second time in nine months, people here voted to keep their village court system and not combine its caseloads with the town of North Elba’s court. The village Board of Trustees had put the proposition up for vote at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled village ...

Cuomo: Congressional GOP has ‘declared war on New York’

ALBANY — Republicans in Congress have “declared war on New York” with a plan to cut off Medicaid contributions from local counties, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. The proposal, one of several revisions to the Republican health care bill, was pitched as a way to help local ...

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Stefanik quizzes Comey during Russia hearing

Elise Stefanik, the North Country’s representative in U.S. Congress, played an important role in Monday’s hearing on alleged Russian hacking of the 2016 election. During the latter portion of Monday’s more-than-five-hour-long House Intelligence Committee hearing, Stefanik for seven ...

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Lake Placid again votes to keep village court

LAKE PLACID — For the second time in nine months, people here voted to keep their village court system and not combine its caseloads with the town of North Elba’s court. The village Board of Trustees had put the proposition up for vote at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled village election, ...

Rich New Yorkers ask state to raise their taxes

ALBANY — Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. Eighty people including George Soros, Steven Rockefeller and Abigail Disney wrote to lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying they and other top earners should pay more to support schools, ...

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Today is voting day in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — In today’s election, the village board is presenting a proposition to the people of Lake Placid: whether or not to keep their village court. Village residents can cast votes in the village’s regularly scheduled election between noon and 9 p.m. today, downstairs at the ...

Company pitches robotic garage as alternative for Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — In the wake of last week’s 65-minute public hearing about this village’s use of eminent domain to obtain Adirondack Museum property for a municipal parking garage at the site of the NBT Bank lot, an out-of-state company has reached out recommending an alternative. All ...

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Little, Jones highlight state budget proposals

State Sen. Betty Little says her chamber’s budget plan calls for an increase in school aid, tax relief and workers compensation reform to help small businesses. It would also set aside billions of dollars for clean water and sewer projects throughout the state. Assemblyman Billy Jones, ...

Supporters of Empire State Trail to meet in Albany

ALBANY (AP) — Health advocates and outdoor retailer REI are among those planning to gather today in Albany to urge state legislators to include funding for the Empire State Trail in the final state budget. Their visits coincide with the beginning of budget negotiations. Democratic Gov. ...

Capitol Watch: Budget, Uber and college tuition

ALBANY — Talks over the state budget are heating up, with decisions on college tuition assistance and Uber’s upstate expansion looming. The Republican-led Senate and the Democrat-controlled Assembly are in broad agreement with many of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s key proposals this ...

Stefanik asks House Republicans to consider climate change

Northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik bucked President Trump’s agenda this week by calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to deal somehow with climate change. The 32-year-old Republican from Willsboro introduced a resolution by which the GOP-controlled House would commit ...