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NYC Mayor Asks State Lawmakers for Fiscal Help

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg asked the joint fiscal committees of the state legislature to help him close a $3 billion budget deficit. The mayor received no concrete promise of aid, and was met with opposition to his idea to impose a new commuter tax. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Announces 9/11 Memorial Events

Governor Pataki announced more plans to commemorate September 11th. The Governor has also begun airing a new campaign ad in which he thanks New Yorkers for their efforts in the nearly a year since the tragic events. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Commentary: VJ Day

New York City has been the focal point of many great events in modern history. Commentator Paul Willcott tells a family story about VJ Day, when the city erupted in a celebration of unexcelled exuberance.  Go to full article

Economy Hits Local Gov'ts

The soft economy has caused fiscal troubles for local governments across New York, including New York City and Buffalo. Now Monroe County, where the city of Rochester is located, is experiencing budget problems so severe that the county executive has threatened to close the county's parks. Karen DeWitt reports on a growing trend that many believe will only grow worse in the near future.  Go to full article

NYS Legislature: Session's Loose Ends

With just over two weeks to go in the legislative session, state lawmakers are still mired in disagreement over two key issues: congressional redistricting and the governance of New York City schools. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Republicans Gather in NYC

The first day of the Republican convention in New York City served as a prelude to the party's main task today; nominating George Pataki for a third term as governor. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Lobbies Lawmakers to Take Control of City's Schools

A fight has erupted in the New York state legislature over the issue of giving mayors more control over schools in their cities. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking approval to take charge of his city's schools, and any agreement could lay the groundwork for mayors of several other cities across New York to win control of school districts in their cities. But first, an argument between the Assembly and Senate must be resolved. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Art Auction to Benefit NYC Artists

SUNY-Plattsburgh art students are teaming up to help some New York City artists who lost their studios in the World Trade Center on September 11th. The artists lost their life's work, equipment and materials. As Jody Tosti reports, SUNY-Plattsburgh students and faculty are hosting a silent auction to benefit their fellow artists.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Debate Proposed September 11th Holiday

Yesterday at the State Capitol, lawmakers held a memorial for some of those who died on September 11th. But the Assembly and Senate disagree on whether September 11th should be declared a state holiday. Karen Dewitt reports  Go to full article

Bloomberg Upset Bodes Well for New York GOP

Michael Bloomberg's upset win in the race for Mayor of New York could be a big boost for Governor Pataki in next year's Governor's race, and a hindrance for his Democratic challengers. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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