Albany, NY – The lead prosecutor in the case of convicted axe murderer Christopher Porco is leaving the Albany District Attorney's Office to go into private practice. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more on the career move of one of the Capital Districts most well-known prosecutors:
Kingston, NY – For the second year in a row, Sullivan County officials are trying to raise the hotel/motel room tax. It's a controversial move, since one of the Catskill-area's main industries is tourism. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor reports.
Boston, ma – Lawmakers in Massachusetts recessed yesterday without taking a stand on a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Massachusetts is currently the only state in the nation to allow gay marriage. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has been a staunch critic of the Department of Homeland Security's proposal for a passport or some sort of secure ID requirement to cross the Canadian border. With the shift in power in Congress, the Democrat says he will be in a position to block implementation of the passport plan. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.