Albany, NY – Public education advocates gathered in Albany to call upon Governor Eliot Spitzer, the Senate and the Assembly to provide additional funds to districts with high concentrations of charter schools. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Boston,MA – Massachusetts is poised to become the first state in the country to require all health insurance plans to pay for prescription drugs, but it won't be a requirement until 2009. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Montpelier, VT – A coalition of businesses, utilities and institutional investors have called on Congress to do more to curb global climate change. They say a strong national policy is needed to assure long-term business viability. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – If the nine Northeast states were a nation it would be the seventh largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, according to a Tufts University professor. But as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports scientists and others say reversing this emissions trend, which is contributing to global warming, is possible and lies in the hands of each one of us;
Albany, NY – New York Governor Elliot Spitzer spoke to our Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt about the state of the budget talks, and his current stalemate over spending with Senate Republican Majority Leader Joe Bruno.
Springfield, MA – The City of Springfield Massachusetts has a struck a deal with the IRS to get thousands of the city's retired employees off the hook for back taxes and penalties. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Rutland, VT – Peace activists across Vermont are marking the anniversary of the war in Iraq by trying to get more young people involved in peace activities and anti-war protests. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.