New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters during a visit to the Adirondacks today that he has not been subpoenaed as part of the investigation into two former aides. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, the governor also tried to deflect any implication that he was directly aware of the staffers’ actions.
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has identified more than 40 companies in addition to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics that likely used a water-contaminating compound in their products.
The Vermont Legislature adjourned its biennium just after midnight Saturday morning. Although lawmakers approved a spending plan that’s expected to raise $49 million in new revenue, they also failed to pass some major initiatives.
Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, a candidate for Vermont's Republican gubernatorial nomination, says he won't make any more negative comments about Donald Trump. But Scott says he sticks by earlier comments, in which he sharply criticized the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University, killing four people and wounding nine. Eleven days later, two students were killed and 12 injured when city and state police opened fire during a protest at Jackson State College. SUNY Plattsburgh is among a few colleges that annually commemorates those events.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy hosted a forum on criminal justice reform in Burlington on Monday with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. The former mayor of Newark is a long-time advocate of reform and is co-sponsoring federal bills to modernize the criminal justice system.
Vermont’s long-awaited move toward marijuana legalization will take even longer. The Vermont House passed a resolution this afternoon that gutted a Senate bill to legalize the possession of small amounts of pot for recreational use.
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says a $200 million redevelopment plan for the site of a downtown mall would create 270 homes, 900 permanent jobs and new office and retail space as well as the tallest building in Vermont.
One of two businessmen accused in what the Securities and Exchange Commission calls a "massive eight-year fraud scheme" involving developments in Vermont says he's confident he'll be cleared of any wrongdoing.