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The Eight O'clock Hour, 12/17/13

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Governor Cuomo says he may not decide whether the state should go ahead with hydro fracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 elections. And the Governor's budget director outlined more details of the governor's tax commission proposals to cut property and business taxes in the state. Brian Mann has a behind the scenes look at how the former Finch lands deal was crafted... Last month Centerstate CEO, a Syracuse-based economic development group, released a plan for a region they call "central New York." It stretches from the Finger Lakes to Massena and includes Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties - but not the Adirondacks or the Champlain Valley. Martha Foley encounters an Ottawa chestnut roaster. And Todd Moe speaks with Elizabeth VanBuskirk, who writes about Peruvian traditions.

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