Albany, NY – Legislators in Rensselaer County are lobbying state leaders regarding the burden of unfunded state mandates. At the crux of the issue: an order to expand the county jail. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Albany, NY – Host Alan Chartock is joined by Mary Schmidt Campbell, Chair of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). They'll talk about how the state decides which organizations receive grants and how supporting the arts benefits New York state. Also, they'll talk about issues related to politics and the arts, censorship and ensuring fairness in the distribution of funds in a state the size of New York.
Montpelier, VT – The Democratic leaders of Vermont's House and Senate want lawmakers to revise the just implemented Catamount Health program that covers previously uninsured Vermonters. They are calling on lawmakers to find a way to expand the program to make private health care insurance more affordable. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – The president of a major asset management firm in Boston has been unanimously elected chairman of the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...