Utica, NY – Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and County Comptroller Joseph Timpano are asking the Board of Legislators to bolster the county's fiscal position. The two officials hope to bring more economic development opportunities to Oneida County by allocating fund balance surplus from the 2007 fiscal year into several key accounts... Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – This election year may mark the beginning of a Democratic Party resurgence, according to David Hawkings, the managing editor of Congressional Quarterly.
"I think that not even the most optimistic Republican would predict Republican gains in Congress this fall. It's universally agreed that the Democrats will expand their majorities in the House and the Senate," Hawkings said, speaking on WAMC's "Congressional Corner" program.
Albany, NY – State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno spoke for the first time since announcing that he won't seek reelection, after 32 years in office, 14 of them as Senate Leader. Capital correspondent Karen Dewitt has more...
Albany, NY – New York lawmakers have agreed to punish spectators at animal fights with fines up to $500 for a first offense. WAMC's Dave Lucas explains. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
NY – retired school superintendents to reduce ``double dipping'' into state pension benefits at the same time they collect paychecks. More from WAMC's Dave Lucas. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
NY – A settlement has been reached with the tour boat operator in the lawsuits brought on behalf of nine survivors and 20 tourists killed when their boat overturned on an Adirondack lake in 2005. WAMC's Dave Lucas has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED