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Unfiltered water at the Louisville Senior Citizens Housing Center.
Unfiltered water at the Louisville Senior Citizens Housing Center.

Federal budget has communities worried about clean water

Advocates for clean water are concerned about proposed Congressional spending cuts. The program that helps communities afford expensive water and sewer projects is expected to be cut in half. Julie Grant reports many local governments won't be able to afford them.  Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (Source:  Gillibrand)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (Source: Gillibrand)

Sen. Gillibrand: government-backed loans can liberate rural economies

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made a swing through the North Country last week, making stops in Watertown and Lake Placid.

The freshman senator heard dozens of requests for federal funding for local projects in the region.

But with the national debt soaring, Gillibrand argued that the best way to spend local dollars may be by boosting loans and incubator efforts for small businesses.

Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Pataki Supports Bush Budget Despite NY Aid Uncertainty

Governor Pataki is refusing to criticize President Bush's budget proposal even though many members of New York's congressional delegation charge that the President is reneging on his post-September 11 promise to provide New York with $20 billion in aid.  Go to full article

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