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The 8 O'Clock Hour 01/07/14

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Karen DeWitt reports that Governor Cuomo unveiled a plan to cut business taxes and potentially freeze local property taxes for two years. Karen DeWitt reports that Governor Cuomo plans to introduce a limited program for medical marijuana in his State of the State speech Wednesday, but he does not see it leading to the legalization of the drug at this time.

David Sommerstein spoke with Mark Stephenson, who directs the Center for Dairy Profitability at the University of Wisconsin, and Andy Novacovic, a professor of agricultural economics at Cornell University, about what the new year might hold for dairy farmers. Police in the Saranac Lake area are searching for 31 year-old Paul McKay, a missing Australian man who was last seen leaving a Saranac Lake hotel on Dec. 31. Physicist Amy O'Donoghue drops in to update us on what's happening up in the sky.

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