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State Assembly will be back in Albany--maybe for a special session

The New York State Assembly is coming back to Albany Tuesday for an afternoon conference, and possibly a special session. Governor Andrew Cuomo has been seeking help from the legislature to close the growing budget deficit. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details:  Go to full article

All Before Five: 12/02/11

Brian Mann wraps up his week of exploring differences in how the US and Canada are responding to the recession. State legislators will return to the Capitol Tuesday to try to figure out how to deal with widening gaps in the budget. US Congressman Bill Owens moves to repeal fees for Canadian visitors to the US. A hearing in Ithaca on hydrofracking sparks passionate debate.  Go to full article
Should America be listening to Stephen Harper?

Canada is an idea factory for good government, but few Americans listening

This week, in partnership with WBEZ public radio in Chicago, Brian Mann has been traveling in Ontario, comparing and contrasting that province's economy during the recession with conditions here at home.

We've talked about everything from Canada's social safety net to immigration to public sector jobs. Brian's back home this morning in New York and he joined Martha Foley on the line to talk about the range of economic and public policy ideas being tested north of the border.  Go to full article

State budget gaps widen; lawmakers look for revenue

The gaps in the New York State budget are widening for the current year and the new fiscal year. Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers are considering a number of...  Go to full article

Hearings over but fracking comments continue

The natural gas industry and landowners hoping to share its profits are frustrated by New York's latest delay in lifting a ban on drilling, while environmentalists say much...  Go to full article

Hunter's death ruled suicide

The death of a hunter whose body was found this week on Mount Jo has been ruled a suicide. The Essex County coronor's office ruled that the gunshot wound that killed 63-year...  Go to full article

Occupy protesters prepping for winter

The Occupy Wall Street movement is facing twin threats: growing impatience with the protestors' tent cities from local officials, and winter.

The Innovation...  Go to full article

A season of music and community sing-alongs

This is the season for music. Communities across the North Country are hosting Holiday jams, concerts and caroling this month. In Lake Placid, on Sunday, December 11th, the...  Go to full article

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren, of the Adirondack Almanack, joins us Friday mornings with information about local outdoor and backcountry conditions.  Go to full article