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NY residents face tough choices on school budgets.

Voters in around 700 school districts across the state will go the polls May 17th to consider school budgets, and many will be asked to okay a tax increase, as well as approve program cuts, and in some cases, layoffs. More on that from Karen Dewitt in Albany.  Go to full article
Think of the difference between Amazon.com and the Montgomery Ward catalogue. That’s kind of how we are operating these days.

School boards say Cuomo property tax caps could hurt schools

Governor Andrew Cuomo is preparing to embark on a statewide campaign to promote his 2% across the board property tax cap, but school boards from across New York say the cap will harm schools if there is not corresponding relief from some strict state and union rules. In Albany, more from Karen DeWitt.  Go to full article

Cuomo to take agenda on the road

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's headed back to the campaign trail- this time to rally public support for his end of session agenda, including a property tax cap, ethics reform, and gay marriage. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
You have to be setting up, in essence, a new enterprise to provide one million New Yorkers with health insurance.

New York State contemplates health care exchanges

The State Senate held a panel discussion with major health care stakeholders, on how New York will implement the federal health care reforms proposed by President Obama and passed by Congress. In Albany, Karen DeWitt filed this report:  Go to full article
This is a real sea change in the way we see human relations, and we absolutely have a religious obligation to respond to it.

Religious leaders make the case for gay marriage in Albany

Advocates for same sex marriage in New York got a boost from over 700 members of the clergy, as Governor Cuomo says he's optimistic that a bill can become law this year. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more:  Go to full article
This can’t just be 'if you build it they will come'...These have to be hard plans, real plans that meet the criteria.

SUNY schools will compete for expansion and hiring grants, announces Cuomo

Governor Cuomo announced grants for the four State University Centers in New York. The schools will compete for a total of $140 million dollars for what Cuomo says will be "seed money" for plans to expand the centers and create jobs. In Albany, Karen DeWitt filed this report:  Go to full article
For all those who lived through the nightmare of 9/11, horrific images are refreshed.

Cuomo steps up security precautions in wake of Bin Laden's death

Governor Andrew Cuomo says there is heightened security at "critical infrastructure" in New York City and New York State, following the capture and death of Osama bin Laden. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details:  Go to full article
We’re talking about a property tax cap, we’re talking about ethics reform and cleaning up Albany...We have a lot of work to do.

NY legislature faces busy agenda for remainder of session

The New York State legislature returns May 2nd, after taking half of the month of April off for spring break. As Karen DeWitt reports, they have a busy agenda in the remaining two months of the session, including a push for a property tax cap, and gay marriage. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany:  Go to full article
The fracking fluids that come out contain a lot of toxics.

Environmentalists press for fracking rules

Environmentalists plan a belated Earth Day celebration and lobby day at the State Capitol Monday, when the legislature returns from a two and a half week break. Among other things, they will ask for more controls over hydrofracking.  Go to full article

DOT updates road closures

Road and bridge closures are widespread in the three state transportation department regions that span the North Country.Conditions are changing, sometimes rapidly, and the DOT has an evergreen warning to never drive through standing water whether a road is closed or not.
This is the list from the DOT at 12:30 this afternoon:  Go to full article

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