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Senator Little Dismayed By GOP Budget Rift

State Senator Betty Little from Queensbury was one of the lawmakers voting to override Governor Pataki's vetoes yesterday. She has been a close ally of Pataki, a fellow Republican. Speaking with Brian Mann, she says the rift between top GOP leaders is troubling.  Go to full article

Little's "Ethan Allen" Insurance Bill Moves Forward

The Senate passed a bill yesterday that requires public boat operators in New York to purchase marine liability insurance. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

More Rainfall Hammers Adirondacks

Martha Foley has the latest on relief and recovery efforts inthe eastern and southern Adirondacks, where heavy rainfall has been damaging roads and bridges.  Go to full article

North Country Senators Want Empire Zone Tax Relief for Adirondack Park

State senator Betty Little wants to create a vast tax relief zone for the six million-acre Adirondack Park. Empire Development zones offers incentives to growing businesses, including income tax credits and relief on property taxes. The program would affect dozens of towns and villages. Senator Little spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Second Home Market, Land Conservation Squeeze Locals

Affordable housing has become a hot button issue in the Adirondack Park. The problem is most severe in resort towns like Lake George, North Creek, Lake Placid and Old Forge. But a booming vacation home market is squeezing middle class families across the park, pushing average home prices past the $200,000 mark.  Go to full article

Tax Reimbursements for Adirondacks

Local towns and school districts in the Adirondacks and Catskills will share $1.9 million in tax relief under the new state budget. The money will reimburse communities in St. Lawrence, Franklin, and Essex Counties for property tax breaks on land used for timber production. For more on this and other aspects of the new state budget, David Sommerstein spoke with State Senator Betty Little, a Republican from Queensbury. She says Governor Pataki has supported $3.3 million in property tax reimbursements.  Go to full article

Assembly Takes No Action on Casino Compact

The state Assembly failed to act on a bill that would have ratified the St. Regis Mohawks? 1993 compact for its Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in Franklin County. A Court of Appeals decision recently invalidated the agreement.  Go to full article

Hazing Law Passes Senate

The state Senate passed a bill on Monday that makes some forms of hazing a felony. The legislation was crafted by North Country Senator Betty Little this spring after the death of an 18-year-old student at SUNY-Plattsburgh.  Go to full article

After the War: A Homecoming in Queensbury

State Senator Betty Little, of Queensbury, tells Brian Mann what it was like to be the mom of a Navy pilot flying over Iraq. Lieutenant Commander David Little is a pilot on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, the last of the three carriers that participated in the air war over Iraq.  Go to full article

Their Children Soldiers, Two Moms Wait For News

Dozens of families in the North Country have loved ones serving in Iraq. With the first reports of deaths and injuries, these are difficult days. State Senator Betty Little and home-maker Sandra Babson - both from Glens Falls - spend long hours watching CNN and checking their email for messages. Babson's daughter Laura is a Lieutenant in the Army stationed in Kuwait. Senator Little's son, David, is a navy pilot flying missions from the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln. The women spoke over the weekend with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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