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Lawmakers back to budget battle after special session bust

New York's legislature promises to pass a budget that is nearly three months overdue. But a nasty fight with Gov. David Paterson over the weekend won't likely end today. The Democratic governor vows to veto the Democrat-led Legislature's additional spending if lawmakers don't meet his requirements for a balanced budget. Paterson forced lawmakers to come to the Capitol for a rare Sunday evening special session, but he could not make them vote on his budget proposals. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Steve Levy, now a Republican, in Ogdenbsurg
Steve Levy, now a Republican, in Ogdenbsurg

Steve Levy: 'There would never be a late budget'

Suffolk County executive Steve Levy brought his campaign for Governor to Ogdensburg on Wednesday. He mingled with St. Lawrence County Republicans at a meet-the-candidates night at the Freighthouse restaurant. Levy switched parties from Democrat to Republican for this race. Some of his Democratic donors are demanding he return their campaign contributions. Levy told David Sommerstein he would not allow a late state budget if he were Governor. He says if the legislature couldn't pass a budget by the deadline, his executive budget would take effect.  Go to full article

McHugh won't return campaign cash, for now

Congressman John McHugh is awaiting confirmation as the next Secretary of the Army. With the heightened profile comes greater scrutiny. A government watchdog group is questioning a campaign contribution McHugh received from a lobbying firm under investigation by the FBI. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Money over Mother Nature

A new poll shows Americans put money ahead of the environment. Lester Graham reports that's a real shift in attitudes.  Go to full article

States wait as Congress weighs the stimulus balance

A day back at the bargaining table for negotiators trying to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the economic stimulus bill. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Tough times for nonprofits

During hard economic times, many nonprofit organizations face a double challenge. A weak economy often means decreasing revenue, but increasing demand for services. Cali Brooks directs the community foundation serving the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Energy tax credits for next year

We've all heard about the $700-billion bail-out for Wall Street. Getting a lot less attention was another $17 billion for energy tax credits. Lester Graham reports you can take advantage of some of that money for your house.  Go to full article

Senate passes bailout plan

The U.S. Senate is handing the House a sweetened-up version of the $700-billion financial bailout plan -- still a bitter pill for many opponents to swallow. The Senate margin was a wide one: 74-25 in favor of the measure. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Clinton: Senate may have to vote bailout first

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. Senate may have to lead the way in passing a $700 billion Wall Street bailout package, now that the House has rejected the measure. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

A misunderstanding, Wall Street to Main Street

Main Street and Wall Street are both casting a nervous eye at the bottom line during these tumultuous economic times--but when they each talk about money, are they really talking about the same thing? NCPR web manager Dale Hobson thinks there's a little misunderstanding. His musings can be found every week in the station's E-newsletter, The Listening Post.  Go to full article

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