Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor http://wamc.org en NYS Assemblyman Wants New Channel Dropped From Cable Packages http://wamc.org/post/nys-assemblyman-wants-new-channel-dropped-cable-packages <p>Subscribers to various cable TV packages may have noticed a new channel recently, but a New York State assemblyman wants it removed — and is threatening to boycott the provider.</p><p>Al Jazeera America began broadcasting in the U.S. August 20. Assemblyman Kieran Lalor, a Fishkill Republican, says constituents began calling and emailing him, saying they were offended that Al Jazeera programming was part of a basic pre-paid package. He says he then stumbled across the channel while searching for a Yankees game at a family barbeque.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:37:31 +0000 Allison Dunne 72528 at http://wamc.org NYS Assemblyman Wants New Channel Dropped From Cable Packages NY Film Tax Credits Pro And Con http://wamc.org/post/ny-film-tax-credits-pro-and-con <p>The Tonight Show is coming home to New York - the late night program left for California in 1972, but the lure of state tax credits has proven irresistible to the NBC television network. The show is expected to generate more than 100 million dollars in economic benefits for the Empire State. But not everyone supports the film tax credit.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 18:13:37 +0000 Dave Lucas 64175 at http://wamc.org NY Film Tax Credits Pro And Con NYS Lawmaker Says Needed Funds Could Come From Film Tax Credits http://wamc.org/post/nys-lawmaker-says-needed-funds-could-come-film-tax-credits <p>A New York State Assemblyman from the Hudson Valley has an idea about how to restore funding for not-for-profit programs for people with developmental disabilities. He admits there is some resistance to his plan, but insists opponents don’t see the big picture.</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 03:06:38 +0000 Allison Dunne 63656 at http://wamc.org NYS Lawmaker Says Needed Funds Could Come From Film Tax Credits