New York News http://wamc.org en Mayor, Governor Speak at Dueling Rallies in Albany http://wamc.org/post/mayor-governor-speak-dueling-rallies-albany <p></p><p>Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at dueling rallies on education at the State Capitol that highlighted the two politicians’ differences over education issues. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 85133 at http://wamc.org Mayor, Governor Speak at Dueling Rallies in Albany Albany Mayor-Elect Names Transition Team http://wamc.org/post/albany-mayor-elect-names-transition-team <p></p><p>This week, Albany mayor-elect Kathy Sheehan named leaders of a transition team formed to foster a smooth shift leading to her inauguration on New Year’s Day.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 77696 at http://wamc.org Albany Mayor-Elect Names Transition Team Good start lets NY crops ward off drought in 2012 http://wamc.org/post/good-start-lets-ny-crops-ward-drought-2012 <p></p><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain in late summer and early fall of 2012 helped save crops in most of the state.</p><p>The USDA says production of grain corn, soybeans, wheat and oat crops all increased from the previous year. Soybeans were estimated at a record high 14.4 million bushels, 20 percent more than was harvested in 2011.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:04:10 +0000 Associated Press 55748 at http://wamc.org Good start lets NY crops ward off drought in 2012 New York Senate votes on stricter gun control laws http://wamc.org/post/new-york-senate-votes-stricter-gun-control-laws <p>The New York Senate voted to enact the toughest in the nation gun control laws proposed by Governor Cuomo . The Assembly is expected to act later Tuesday.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:04:51 +0000 Karen Dewitt 55743 at http://wamc.org New York Senate votes on stricter gun control laws Central NY Birds Eye plant sold; 183 jobs planned http://wamc.org/post/central-ny-birds-eye-plant-sold-183-jobs-planned <div><p>FULTON, N.Y. (AP) — A company that has purchased the closed Birds Eye plant in central New York plans to open a food-processing facility that will employ 183 people.</p><p>The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (<a href="http://bit.ly/TTWWn5">http://bit.ly/TTWWn5</a> ) that the plant was purchased last week by a real estate holding company. New York is giving the company up to $1 million in Excelsior tax credits in exchange for a commitment to create 183 jobs.</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 55660 at http://wamc.org Central NY Birds Eye plant sold; 183 jobs planned NY troopers to drivers: Move over for tow trucks http://wamc.org/post/ny-troopers-drivers-move-over-tow-trucks <p></p><p>CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — State police, the Thruway Authority and towing companies are reminding motorists in New York about the law that requires drivers to change lanes or slow down when approaching roadside vehicles with flashing lights.</p><p>They're holding a news conference Friday morning at the state police Thruway barracks in Cheektowaga to publicize the state's "move over" law.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:58:35 +0000 Associated Press 55537 at http://wamc.org NY troopers to drivers: Move over for tow trucks WAMC's David Guistina chats with Mike Spain http://wamc.org/post/wamcs-david-guistina-chats-mike-spain <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>WAMC's David Guistina chats with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about what's making news today.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 12:11:11 +0000 Mike Spain & David Guistina 55268 at http://wamc.org WAMC's David Guistina chats with Mike Spain Concern and Frustration Mount Over Lack of Farm Bill Action in Washington http://wamc.org/post/concern-and-frustration-mount-over-lack-farm-bill-action-washington <p>Frustration and concerns are growing in the agricultural community as the Farm Bill languishes in the U.S. House, and no action appears to be imminent.<br><br>The U.S. Farm Bill expires at the end of the year.&nbsp; At that time, some programs will revert to previous funding levels and others will sunset. Some programs, like the Milk Income Loss Program - or MILC - a support program for dairy farmers, has already ended.&nbsp; The Senate has passed the bill, but House leadership has not brought it to a floor vote.<br> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53266 at http://wamc.org Concern and Frustration Mount Over Lack of Farm Bill Action in Washington Cuomo Saddles Up for Obama Campaign Trail http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-saddles-obama-campaign-trail-0 <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">New York Governor Andrew&nbsp;<font color="red">Cuomo</font>&nbsp;will take his high favorability ratings out on the campaign trail for fellow Democrat President Barack&nbsp;<font color="red">Obama</font>.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:23:13 +0000 Jake Sorgen 50186 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Saddles Up for Obama Campaign Trail Senator Gillibrand and Challenger Long Debate in Saratoga Springs http://wamc.org/post/senator-gillibrand-and-challenger-long-debate-saratoga-springs <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Senator Kirsten Gillibrand&nbsp;and challenger Wendy Long traded barbs over taxes, abortion and the economy in a sometimes contentious debate.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The two&nbsp;<font color="red">Senate</font>&nbsp;candidates faced off at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday evening.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:23:29 +0000 Ian Pickus 50093 at http://wamc.org Senator Gillibrand and Challenger Long Debate in Saratoga Springs