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Counties want state takeover of Medicaid costs

Counties across New York state are supporting legislation that would phase out the local share of Medicaid payments, but officials doubt the bills will ever become law.

Medicaid, a state program for New Yorkers who can't afford medical care, is among the biggest strains on county budgets, especially as lawmakers struggle to present budgets that meet the state's new 2 percent cap on property tax growth.

The Senate and Assembly introduced bills earlier this fall that would shift Medicaid costs from the county level to the state. Chris Morris reports.  Go to full article
The banks of the Grand River, downstream from the planned Lower Churchill Project. Some local residents think the project could produce lower water levels, endangering fishing and other traditional pastimes.  Emma Jacobs / WRVO
The banks of the Grand River, downstream from the planned Lower Churchill Project. Some local residents think the project could produce lower water levels, endangering fishing and other traditional pastimes. Emma Jacobs / WRVO

Canadian hydro would come at a price

Yesterday, we brought you our first story on the pros and cons of increasing new York's imports of hydro power generated on Canada's northern rivers.

Today we go to the source: the Churchill River. Innovation Trail reporter Emma Jacobs visited the site of a proposed plan that might send more power our way from the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland & Labrador. As Jacobs reports, the dam could create jobs there, and send more renewable here, but at a price.  Go to full article

Cuomo eyes special session

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new jobs plan over the weekend. It centers on expanding gaming, and could mean a casino in the catskills, tax credits, and other initiatives.

The plan could be the centerpiece of Gov. Cuomo's second year in office, or it could be presented at a special session of the legislature to be held as early as this week.

The Assembly is coming back to Albany tomorrow for an afternoon conference, and possibly a special session.

In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article

State Assembly will be back in Albany--maybe for a special session

The New York State Assembly is coming back to Albany Tuesday for an afternoon conference, and possibly a special session. Governor Andrew Cuomo has been seeking help from the legislature to close the growing budget deficit. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details:  Go to full article
Jumping to the tax card right away without seeing what the spending needs are, is premature.

State budget gaps widen; lawmakers look for revenue

The gaps in the New York State budget are widening for the current year and the new fiscal year. Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers are considering a number of options, including a special session, and revamping of the state's tax code to bring more money into the state coffers. Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article
I think that we need to give communities the choice of whether or not they want to have fracking...

Hearings over but fracking comments continue

The natural gas industry and landowners hoping to share its profits are frustrated by New York's latest delay in lifting a ban on drilling, while environmentalists say much more time is needed to study the issue.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has refused to issue permits for shale gas wells using high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, since it started an environmental study in 2008.

The state's final public hearing on hydrofracking in New York was held Wednesday. But as the Innovation Trail's Matt Richmond reports, an unofficial hearing in Ithaca yesteday still drew a large crowd.  Go to full article
Many of us are natives here, that grew up in this town. A little snow never hurt any of us.

Occupy protesters prepping for winter

The Occupy Wall Street movement is facing twin threats: growing impatience with the protestors' tent cities from local officials, and winter.

The Innovation Trail checked in with Occupy movements across New York to see how they're fairing. We begin in Albany, where Marie Cusick reports that protestors are determined to voice their frustrations with the state of the economy, and the state of New York.  Go to full article
A hydrofracking tower. Photo: Innovation Trail.
A hydrofracking tower. Photo: Innovation Trail.

State extends fracking comment period

The state's Department of Environmental Conservation is extending the public comment period on its draft hyrdofracking regulations. The announcement came yesterday at the latest of a series of public hearings on the DEC's draft environmental review and regulations. The Innovation Trail's Zack Seward has more.  Go to full article

Report shows erosion of NY's middle class

A report by a policy think tank finds deep erosion of the middle class in New York State in the three year economic slump. Fiscal Policy Institute reports lower wages, except for Wall Street financial managers, 500,000 fewer people with health insurance, and food stamp use up sharply.

And overall, 500,000 job opportunities were lost in New York, representing a total income loss of $31 billion a year. Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article
How much of Canada's vitality is driven by borrowing and government stimulus?  (Photo:  Brian Mann)
How much of Canada's vitality is driven by borrowing and government stimulus? (Photo: Brian Mann)

Canada boosts recession-era prosperity with government jobs, new borrowing

This week, we're looking at the very different way that Canada has experienced the Great Recession, when compared to the North Country. In partnership with WBEZ public radio in Chicago, Brian Mann has been traveling this week in Ontario, comparing the situation in the US with life on the ground in Canada.

One of the biggest differences he's been finding is in government. This week, the New York Times reported that deep cuts have hit the public sector here in the US. But those same deep government cuts haven't occurred (at least not yet) north of the border.

Brian talked about the role government jobs have played in Canada, contrasted with the downsizing that has swept the US.  Go to full article

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