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6:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Local Officials Hear Summary Of Governor’s Budget

New York State Division of Veterans Affairs Director Eric Hesse outlines the governor's budget at a presentation in Plattsburgh.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Though they were overshadowed by news of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest, members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet fanned out across the state to present his budget directly to community leaders today. In Plattsburgh this afternoon, the Director of Veterans Affairs outlined the budget’s North Country highlights. 

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Says Speaker's Arrest Will Not Hinder State Budget Process

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in Glens Falls
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul was in Glens Falls to discuss the governor’s budget proposal, but this morning’s arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was on the minds of many.

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New York News
5:10 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Federal Prosecutor Details Charges Against Assembly Speaker, As Assembly Democrats Close Ranks

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under arrest and $3.8 million in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been seized, as federal prosecutors accuse the Speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.

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New England News
5:06 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Mass. Gov. Baker Names 2 Top Health Care Officials

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has named two top health care officials, an area he says has contributed to a $765 million state budget gap.

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New England News
4:00 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Lawyer Vows Hartford Registrar Will Fight Dismissal Attempt

Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A lawyer for a Democratic registrar of voters says she plans to fight any attempt by the Hartford City Council to remove her. Council members have said they will seek to remove the city's three registrars following Election Day problems when some polls opened late and some residents could not vote.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, January 22, 2015. 

New York News
2:59 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Montgomery County Executive Looks Back On First Year

Credit Matt Ossenfort

Montgomery County, New York is celebrating its first year under a new system of government — and doing so under new leadership. County Executive Matt Ossenfort spoke to WAMC’s Lucas Willard about his first year in office and what’s ahead for the largely rural county.

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WAMC News
2:50 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

The Capitol Connection #1504

(Airs 1/22 & 1/24) WAMC's Alan Chartock talks with Blair Horner, Legislative Director for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

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New England News
1:39 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

AG Healey Promises Strict Enforcement Of Casino Law

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey vowed Thursday to thwart any attempts by organized crime to infiltrate the emerging casino industry in Massachusetts.

     Beginning her first full day in office, Healey spoke at a hearing of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and said she is dedicated to investigate any criminal allegations involving the casinos and enforce consumer protection laws when it comes to gambling.

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Hudson Valley News
1:22 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

HV Lawmakers Discuss Using Settlement Funds For New TZB

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday delivered his State of the State address and budget plan. Included were proposals for using some of bank settlement money for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Governor Cuomo unveiled how he would like to spend a one-time windfall of more than $5 billion in bank settlement funds. Here’s where he thinks some of it should go.

“We also propose using $1.2 billion of the settlement funds to protect Thruway toll payers for a year for the next year and to help finance the Tappan Zee Bridge.”

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