Great Barrington, MA – Over the past two decades, average incomes among the highest earning families in Massachusetts have grown almost five times as fast as those for low income families, according to the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center. As our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, while there have been similar trends across the country, the gap between upper- and lower-income families has grown more in Massachusetts than in forty seven other states.
Albany, NY – Upstate New York Congressman John Sweeney was in Albany today just before heading down to Washington for tonight's State of the Union address. Sweeney joined Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings to unveil plans for reconstructing the Port of Albany to accommodate the region's growing river traffic economy.
WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more on plans for the Port.
Poughkeepsie, NY – After years of delay, the Town of Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County New York, has finally unveiled its proposed master plan for development. WAMC'S Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.
Montpelier, VT – A bill submitted by a Vermont Legislator who represents Killington is up for review this week in the House Government Operations Committee. The proposal would establish a commission to assess Killington's proposed secession to New Hampshire. The idea, however, is not given much chance of passage. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – (Air Date: 1/27/06, 1/28/06) Senate republicans introduce Nixzmary's law, the legislature announces 100 million dollars in emergency heating aid, and we'll report on how the warmer weather this winter is negatively affecting one New York village.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 1/29/06 and 1/30/06)Times Union Editor Rex Smith, WAMC's Alan Chartock, and Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss your letters about the coverage of the Gore speech, a Wisconsin paper is letting readers choose a front page story, and much more...