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Women’s marches are happening across the country and around the globe today, one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

One of the largest is in Washington D.C. University at Albany Journalism Professor and regular WAMC contributor Rosemary Armao made the trip and checked in from the crowds this morning. 

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Economists for Vermont's governor and Legislature say businesses are expanding, but they're faced with increasing expenditures, resulting in less corporate tax revenue for the state.

Former Democratic U.S. Congressman Bill Owens represented New York’s North Country from 2009 to 2015.

The town supervisor of Thurman, a small town in Warren County, has resigned.

US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney have called on the Defense Department to immediately order the Air National Guard to install carbon filtration units at the site of PFOS contamination at the Stewart Airport Air Guard base.

(Airs 1/22/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo rolls out a 152 billion dollar budget proposal, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the governor’s proposal, and a new report finds the regional greenhouse gas initiative has had a positive impact on the health of residents in the northeast.

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A Saratoga Springs committee has chosen May 30th for a special election where city residents may vote on a new form of government. The city’s current form of government has existed for more than a century.

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Among the attendees at Friday’s presidential inauguration and the Congressional luncheon afterward was Richard Neal of Massachusetts’ first House district. First elected in 1988, Neal was one of the senior Democrats at the ceremony as Republicans cemented control of Washington. Neal spoke about President Donald Trump’s address late Friday with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

UVM students rally for the environment and social justice
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Two hours before Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, students at the University of Vermont held a rally to call for continued environmental protection and progressive social justice policies.

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     For many in Massachusetts, Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States was no cause for celebration. 

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, January 20, 2017.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says President Donald Trump's inaugural speech was designed for his supporters, not the entire country.

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One of the chief arguments over the state budget will be whether to renew an income tax surcharge on New York’s wealthiest, known as the millionaires’ tax.

Trump's Address Annotated

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Paul Caiano's Midday Weather Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the midday weather summary for Jan. 20, 2017.

Women's March Is Set For Walkway

Jan 20, 2017

Two women who describe themselves as “first-time activists” have organized a women’s march in the Hudson Valley for Saturday, on Walkway Over the Hudson.

1/20/17 Panel

Jan 20, 2017

 The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC's Ray Graf, and Communications Specialist Theresa Bourgeois.  

Live Coverage Of Trump's Inauguration

Jan 20, 2017

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Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jan 20, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Partly sunny at times this morning, then increasing afternoon clouds. High in the lower 40's.

Cloudy with scattered showers and areas of fog tonight.  Lows in the mid 30's.

Morning clouds, then breaks of sun tomorrow. High in the mid to upper 40's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a report from the Hill that details Donald Trump's plan to privatize the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, protests in NYC, and inaguration day.

Three congressional lawmakers from New York are calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to install filtration units immediately at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh to stop the spread of PFOS-contaminated water.

NBA:

In the NBA, Washington beat the Knicks 113-110, San Antonio won against Denver 118-104, Minnesota topped the Clippers 104-101, Miami bested Dallas 99-95, and it was Cleveland over Phoenix 118-103.

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A state senator from the Hudson Valley says more action is needed to help reverse the trend of climbing death tolls from opioids. He applauds Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recently released plan to combat New York’s heroin and opioid epidemic but says more is needed.

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Federal, state and local officials gathered Wednesday in Dutchess County to mark the establishment of the nation’s newest wildlife refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s first land acquisition for the six-state refuge is a 144-acre preserve donated by The Nature Conservancy. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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One of Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature economic development programs is being downsized in Cuomo’s new state budget. Start Up New York is being rebranded, as other economic development projects have suffered setbacks.

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President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday announced the last of his cabinet nominees.  Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue has been chosen to lead the Agriculture Department.  Farm advocates in our region say it’s a good choice and are hopeful he will be a strong advocate on key agricultural issues.

A skilled workforce is needed in Massachusetts to keep the innovation economy humming, and state officials have decided the solution starts in high school.

Town of Colonie Supervisor Paula Mahan
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Tonight, Supervisor Paula Mahan delivers her 10th State of the Town address at the Colonie Town Board Meeting. She spoke today with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas about her tenure and what she says is a rosy outlook for the municipality.

Bill Owens: Unite Behind Trump?

Jan 19, 2017

Vice president-elect, Mike Pence, has called on Americans to unite behind President-elect Trump.  He and the Trump campaign have claimed that the election was a “landslide,” “blowout” or that it was an “historic victory”.  The facts belie those claims.

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   There won’t be much celebrating in Massachusetts Friday when Donald Trump becomes president of the United States.

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