Albany, NY – Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for a new national commitment of 1-point-7 Billion dollars over two years to revitalize the nation's infrastructure and expand and improve mass transit systems. She delivered her remarks at the New York State Public Transit Industry Fall Conference in Colonie, as we hear in this report from Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas
Springfield, MA – Civil rights activists and housing specialists marked the 40th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 at a conference Friday in Springfield Massachusetts...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Governor David Paterson has education in his budget-cutting cross-hairs as he prepares to make two billion dollars in cuts this fiscal year. That's not setting well with pro-education groups, as we hear in this report from Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.
Albany, NY – The cuts that NY Governor David Paterson has proposed include 50 million dollars to the state's Environmental Protection Fund. That is raising concerns from environmental advocates who say the fund is too easily raided and from municipal officials who wonder how the cuts could impact recycling programs across the state. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Hudson Valley, NY – The cuts proposed at the state level are adding pressure to local governments already struggling to pay the bills while holding taxes down. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett reports.
Albany, NY – Governor Paterson delivered the bad news on Wednesday, saying he wants to slash $2 billion dollars out of the state's budget, in a plan that includes mid year school aid cuts.Capital Correspondent Karen DeWitt has more.