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Stirpe to host tv show 'Assembly Update'

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-North Syracuse) announced he will host a weekly television show to help keep Central New Yorkers up-to-date on state government. The show, "Assembly Update," is recorded in Albany and features news from the State Capitol, information on important state programs and announcements of Stirpe's public events and forums.

"Assembly Update" airs locally on:

Time Warner Syracuse Channel 98 at 5 p.m. Monday

Ion Media Network Channel 56 at 6 a.m. Saturday

"The weekly show is another way for me to connect with the constituents that I serve and helps provide for a more open government," Stirpe said. "The program allows viewers to see where I stand on the most important issues facing Central New York -- jobs, the economy and the looming budget deficit -- and gives me a forum to deliver news from the Capitol."

The public can also watch live coverage of the Assembly session and various public hearings by visiting assembly.state.ny.us/av or channel 131 on Time Warner Syracuse.

Online Legislative Database

Stirpe is also encouraging Central New Yorkers to log into the Legislature's online bill tracking system called LRS (Legislative Retrieval System). By visiting public.leginfo.state.ny.us New Yorkers can track a bill's progress through the Legislature, read the full text of legislation and keep tabs on a member's voting record.

"On the weekly TV show I'll tell you where I stand on the issues," Stirpe said. "But you don't have to take my word for it. Go online, visit LRS and keep Albany honest by viewing everyone's voting record."

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