New York, NY, Dec 07, 2012 — The budget showdown, with its possibility of the nation heading over a "fiscal cliff", has gotten lots of attention in recent weeks. If Congress doesn't make a budget deal by year's end, it will trigger an end to many tax breaks, and automatically cut spending on federal programs.
In his blog this week, Watertown Mayor Jeff Graham calls all the concern "media hype." He says it doesn't matter if tax rates revert to the levels they were before President George W. Bush took office.
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli disagrees. He says the other side of the fiscal cliff will be particularly bad for New York's middle and lower income families. Go to full article
Ithaca, NY, Dec 07, 2012 — Solar and wind power get a lot of the attention as promising alternative power sources. But energy extracted from plants, known as biofuels, is also the subject of ongoing... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 07, 2012 — North Country farmers working with Cornell Cooperative Extension have been raising switchgrass for years. This region is a good one for growing grass. And there's lots of... Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Dec 07, 2012 — The new co-leader of the Senate, Sen. Jeff Klein, says he knows the new coalition of five Democrats and around 30 Republicans will have to prove itself in the coming months... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 07, 2012 — A student choral group, The Laurentian Singers, directed by Barry Torres, joined us on the Eight O'Clock Hour, live from Peterson/Kermani Hall on the Canton campus... Go to full article