Albany, NY – As the nation watches the price of gasoline rise again, Albany County officials will be looking at the effects thus far of the county tax cap they put on gasoline this spring. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in North Adams, will be the first public college in the state to offer a degree in Arts Management. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Boston, MA – Massachusetts lawmakers are poised to approve a significant increase to the state's minimum wage this week. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff looks at the increase and how it could affect workers and the economy.
Albany, NY – (Airs: 7/7/06 and 7/8/06) On this week's Legislative Gazette: A New York Appeals Court rules on gay marriage, twelve counties in upstate New York are now eligible for disaster aid, and senior citizen activists are not giving up on their fight to win drug disclosure legislation.
Albany, NY – WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss the battle between the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, a survey shows columnists get "hot" while writing, your letters and much more..
Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Democratic Party is trying to eliminate personal attack ads from the primary battle that's gearing up for the fall. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Albany, NY – Alan talks to state Assemblyman Tom Kirwan of New York's 100th district. Kirwan gives an overview of this year's recently-concluded legislative session in which he tried to push through rules for protecting the minority conferences and legislation expanding the state's criminal DNA database and capping the sales tax on gasoline. Alan and Tom also speculate on the potential turnout in this year's elections.