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Wall of sand bags protecting the Montpelier post office during flooding in 2011. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/happenstancephotos/5886981776/">Cody and Maureen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Wall of sand bags protecting the Montpelier post office during flooding in 2011. Photo: Cody and Maureen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Small businesses can seek loans for May flooding

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Eligible Vermont small businesses have until July 21 to file for federal disaster loans for losses from the excessive rain and flooding in May.

The U.S. Small Business Administration says federal economic injury disaster loans are available to businesses and nonprofits in all 14 counties.  Go to full article
New York State Capitol. Photo: Jason Paris, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York State Capitol. Photo: Jason Paris, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Assembly passes conversion therapy ban for kids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's Assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy.

On Monday the Democratic-led Assembly passed the ban 86 to 28. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health practitioners and physicians from using conversion therapy on anyone under 18. Clergy would not be included.  Go to full article

Parents and teachers protest during Cuomo visit to Lake Placid

During Governor Cuomo's visit to Lake Placid yesterday, a small group of parents and teachers rallied outside the Olympic Convention Center, urging Cuomo to reinstate education funding cut during the recession.  Go to full article

Cuomo to release his budget Tuesday

Governor Andrew Cuomo releases his first budget plan tomorrow. The state is facing a $10-billion deficit, and at the Capitol, they are bracing for big cuts. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

More of the same likely as New York enters another week without a budget

New York's budget is still overdue. Last week ended without progress and this coming week could be more of the same. Politcs continues to complicate the picture, as Senate Democrat Pedro Espada, whose vote is key to his party's slim majority, is under investigation. And Gov. Paterson will have to repeat his introduction of a budget extender. He may allow some construction projects to go ahead this time...just not with state money. Karen DeWitt has the story.  Go to full article

McCain announces suspension of campaign

NEW YORK (AP) Republican John McCain says he's directing his staff to work with Barack Obama's campaign and the debate commission to delay Friday's debate because of the economic crisis. McCain issued a statement saying he'll stop campaigning after addressing former President Bill Clinton's Global Initiative session on Thursday and return to Washington to focus on the nation's financial problems. McCain also said he wants President Bush to convene a leadership meeting in Washington. Both he and Obama would attend the session.  Go to full article

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