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.
Palmer, MA – A company from Needham, Massachusetts is winning over school districts with their proposal to install radios in school buses. But it's not without controversy. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Plattsburgh Common Council made their final decision Thursday evening regarding who will fill the vacancy left when Mayor Dan Stewart left to take a position in state government. The six city councilors chose not to put the current Mayor Pro Tem in the interim Mayor's position. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – The state of Vermont has recieved a grant from the EPA of just under a half-million dollars to study benzene concentrations in the air around Burlington. The 18-month study will try to determine why the air in Vermont's most populous area, Chittenden County, has high concentrations of the cancer-causing chemical. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.