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WAMC News
5:09 am
Tue June 17, 2008

AARP Survey Indicates Small Businesses Want Enrollment in State Insurance Plans

Burlington, VT – The AARP-Vermont has released the results of a survey of small business that shows health care costs continue to be a challenge. The AARP survey found that businesses with less than 50 employees would like the option to enroll in a state sponsored insurance plan. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC News
5:03 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Vermont Lawmaker Floats Four Day Work Week

Montpelier, VT – A Vermont legislator is proposing that state government and public schools shift to a four-day work week because of the skyrocketing cost of fuel. He says that would cut heating expenses for the state and save on commuting costs. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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Vox Pop
4:26 am
Tue June 17, 2008

VNY Property Tax Cap, Same Sex Marriage and VP Candidates 6/17/08

Albany, NY – Dr. Alan Chartock discusses these hot-button topics with WAMC listeners.

WAMC New York News
3:03 am
Tue June 17, 2008

New York Finances: An Open Book

Albany, NY – The New York State Comptroller's office has launched Open Book New York, a new, easy-to-use Web site providing the public access to how state government is spending tax dollars. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has details...


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WAMC New York News
2:56 am
Tue June 17, 2008

NYCLU Against "Familial Searching" DNA

Albany, NY – When a DNA sample in the state databank matches DNA collected at a crime scene, the person from whom that sample was taken becomes a suspect. But what if the crime-scene DNA is not a "clear match" but a "near match" with a DNA sample in the databank? The New York Civil Liberties Union held a news conference in Albany today to discuss a state proposal that would authorize collecting DNA from the family members of anyone whose DNA is a "partial match" with crime scene evidence...

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WAMC News
12:40 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Budget Review Hits Snag

Springfield, MA – City Councilors in Springfield Massachusetts have postponed a final decision on the city budget for the fiscal year that starts in just two weeks. WAMC s Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC News
12:34 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Online Auction Cuts City's Energy Bills

Springfield, MA – With energy prices rising and volatility a fixture in world energy markets a Massachusetts company is arranging online reverse auctions to help businesses and government agencies lower their costs. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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Legislative Gazette
10:27 am
Mon June 16, 2008

The Legislative Gazette #824

Albany, NY – (Airs: 6/13/08 and 6/14/08) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: with less than two weeks to go in the 2008 legislative session, little progress
has been made, the DEC's commissioner wants to overhaul the state's Brownfield's law, and a wind project stops over concern for endangered bats.

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9:57 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Word For The Wise #3526

Albany, NY – Word For The Wise #3526--06/16/08: Can't we all just get along?

The Roundtable
7:47 am
Mon June 16, 2008

Chutney Unlimited and Brewery Ommegang (aired 6/13/08)

Cooperstown, NY – Tanna Roten of Chutney Unlimited and Phil Leinhart, Brewmaster for Brewery Ommegang, join Joe, Alan, and Sarah.

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