NCPR’s Joanna Richards has a great story this morning on the ways that deep military cuts could affect the community around Fort Drum.
There’s a lot of uncertainty, but national reorganization efforts brewing in the Pentagon could mean...
The budget isn’t likely to be formally passed until late this week (probably Thursday, it looks like), but information is coming out at this point about what’s in there, and people are starting to respond. For example, North Country Now...
3:45 p.m. You can listen to the full audio from Gov. Cuomo’s budget address here.
2:59 p.m. The governor is still speaking, but reactions are already coming into our newsroom (two so far) This from a press release from the Last Store on Main...
President Barack Obama just destroyed the Republican Party for its fickle, muddled and ultimately incoherent stand on the fiscal cliff.
It’s likely that the White House will make the GOP look stupid, weak or worse yet, radical again over the...
Rensselaer, NY, Dec 06, 2011 — Behind the scenes talks in Albany could result in a revamped state tax code, apparently increasing taxes on the wealthy next year. Governor Cuomo, who is asking for the changes, is also proposing a gambling expansion and other initiatives.
Cuomo promised to "freeze taxes" since his campaign a year ago, is now pushing the changes. The plan would also cut taxes for the middle class.
Cuomo continues to avoid saying he supports a tax hike for the rich. But after a year of strongly opposing a "millionaire tax," Cuomo has said he's open to the idea. As Karen DeWitt reports, the governor hopes the legislature will consider his proposals later this week. Go to full article
Irene left a big mess. How to pay for the clean-up? Photo: Brian Mann
Rensselaer, NY, Sep 15, 2011 — Governor Cuomo and his top aides are still trying to assess the cost of all of the damage caused by flooding from storms Irene and Lee. They're also attempting to figure out how much the state will have to pay, and where the money will come from. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has this report. Go to full article
Aug 12, 2008 — Governor David Paterson has recommended a menu of $1 billion dollars in budget cuts that he says the legislature can choose from when it returns August 19th to address the state's financial problems. Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 04, 2005 — Voters will be asked in November to decide whether to approve a proposal by the legislature that leading lawmakers say will reform the state's budget process. But opponents are calling it the "runaway spending amendment" and say voters should just say no. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article