Albany, NY – Alan talks to former Assembly Minority Leader John Faso, the Republican Party's newly-picked candidate for governor. Faso, fresh off a surprise victory at the state Republican convention, talks to Alan about what an Eliot Spitzer administration will mean for taxpayers, getting homeland security funding back to New York, and his positions on social issues.
South Royalton, VT – The Vermont Biofuels Association and the Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and the Environment sponsored a conference Thursday on enhancing the use and distribution of biodiesel as an alternative energy resource. The forum featured speeches by Vermont's incumbent Republican Governor and his Democratic challenger on their alternative energy plans. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield, MA – There are some new efforts in Springfield, Massachusetts to improve the situation for the struggling city's homeless population. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Albany, NY – The need for affordable housing is on the rise in the Northeast and throughout the country. A recent study is showing that New York has not kept up-but officials in its capital city say otherwise. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has this story:
Boston, MA – The contenders for the September primary election in Berkshire County have been confirmed by the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office. The race for an open senate seat in Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire counties has drawn eight candidates. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, with more;
Albany, NY – The growing problem of obesity in the U.S. is hard to ignore. New York lawmakers are trying to attack the problem, starting with children. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Plattsburgh, NY – In 2003, Governor Pataki signed a law lowering the threshold for Boating While Intoxicated. This year, the two state lawmakers who successfully moved that legislation through are now working on a proposed new law that would increase the penalties for those convicted of boating while intoxicated, or B-W-I, to match driving while intoxicated penalties. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.