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From left, Rich David and Lea Webb, candidates for New York State Senator

2022 midterm elections guide for New York and Tompkins County

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
Below is a guide for the 2022 midterm elections, focused on candidates relevant to New York state and Tompkins County.
Ithaca had multiple races including the City of Ithaca Common Council, Tompkins County Legislature, town councilpersons and town justice. Residents also had five statewide proposals to vote on which all passed. All results are considered unofficial until all mail-in ballots are counted after Nov. 9.

College reacts to midterm election results

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer November 7, 2018
Midterm results are in, and on the national stage, Democrats captured the House of Representatives, while Republicans held onto the Senate.
Ithaca College Alumnus Elijah Breton 16 lost the seat representing Maines 65th district to incumbent Republican Eleanor Espling.

Alumnus Elijah Breton ’16 loses race for representative seat

By Justin Henry, Staff Writer November 13, 2016

Following an eight-month-long campaign, Ithaca College alumnus Elijah Breton ’16 has lost an election for a seat representing the 65th district in Maine’s House of Representatives. Breton, who majored...

From left, Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) is looking for a fourth term in the House of Representatives. His challenger John Plumb is looking to unseat him.

Q&A: Candidates for NY District 23 discuss policy positions

By Ryan King, Staff Writer November 2, 2016
Incumbent Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) and challenger John Plumber are vying to represent New York's District 23 in the House of Representatives.

House bill could cause TCAT to lose $200,000 in funding

By Michael Pyskaty, Contributing Writer November 11, 2015

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit could soon lose $200,000 of federal funding per year, based on a bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The long-term highway bill, the “DRIVE...

Planned Parenthood became the center of a polarized debate after the release of controversial investigative videos. Several Ithaca College students have become engaged in the discussion.

Point/Counterpoint: Planned Parenthood still under fire

By Liz Alexander September 23, 2015
People don’t want to talk about abortion, but it is what we need to be talking about.
Editorial: IC Democrats resurface for midterm election season

Editorial: IC Democrats resurface for midterm election season

September 24, 2014

This year, IC Democrats have resurfaced on the college’s political scene after being inactive during the 2013–14 academic year. The other two main political organizations, IC Conservatives and IC Greens,...

Mental health needs attention to prevent mass shootings

September 23, 2014

It is not news to anyone that mass shootings are a growing problem in the United States. The constant issue in coverage of these shootings is whether we should focus on gun control or mental health awareness...

No good deals with Sandy aid

By Rachael Hartford January 24, 2013
Even before it ignored the Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill and headed home fore the December holidays, the 112th Congress was the most ineffective session in history. After scrapping a vote on the larger $60 billion Sandy aid package earlier this month, House Speaker John Boehner was excoriated into holding a vote in this new session…

Rep. Hinchey to retire

By Patrick Duprey, Online Editor January 20, 2012
Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) announced he would retire at the end of 2012 Thursday in Kingston, N.Y., marking the conclusion of his 20-year tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hinchey, 73, represents the state’s 22nd congressional district, including the City of Ithaca and much of Tompkins County.
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