Albany, NY – Terry McAuliffe served in various positions in the Clinton White House, headed Hillary Clinton's campaign for Senate and was chairman of the Democratic national Committee from 2001 - 2005. His newest job is chairman of Senator Clinton's - just announced - 2008 bid for the White House.
It just so happens that McAuliffe has a book about his life and times with the Democrats titled: What a party - which came out this week - the same week Mrs. Clinton made her Presidential run official. Just a coincidence?
Albany, NY – New York Governor Eliot Spitzer laid out his property tax cutting plan before a packed room of county officials from around the state. The Governor asked for their help in fighting what he termed status quo interests that he expects will oppose his new budget. Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.
Ray Brook, NY – The Adirondack Park Agency staff is recommending that the Agency's Commissioners direct the proposed Adirondack Club and Resort Project to an Adjudicatory Public Hearing before it makes a final decision on allowing the project to move forward. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission released a final rule Monday saying nuclear power plants across the country are adequately protected from an attack by an airplane. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Kingston, NY – Minnewaska State Park Preserve has grown to encompass a 3800-acre swath called Sam's Point. New York state finally bought the land from the Open Space Institute after 10 years of bargaining over the terms of the sale -- that's also how long Sam's Point was off of the local tax rolls. Open Space is excited that the land will be preserved, and local leaders are excited for the tax boost. WAMC's Julia Taylor reports.
Great Barrington, MA – HOST LEDE: Fifty-three percent of Western Massachusetts residents polled for a UMASS Dartmouth study are in favor of Casino gambling - saying it will create jobs and bring much needed revenue to state coffers. But legislators in the Berkshires say the social ills that accompany casino gambling outweigh the potential economic benefits. More now from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;