Republican New York State Assemblyman Steven McLaughlin claimed victory on election night, but his opponent, Democratic challenger Cheryl Roberts did not concede right away, waiting for absentee ballots to be counted. Roberts has now admitted defeat, and McLaughlin says he is ready for a new two year term representing New York’s 107th Assembly District which includes Washington, Rensselaer and Columbia Counties. Speaking with WAMC’s Brian Shields, he says recent events have changed the agenda for January.
Education and business officials came together today in Saratoga County with the high tech future in mind. GlobalFoundries and the Center for Economic Growth organized the meeting at the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park to develop a regional 13 county laboratory to promote the future of an educational system that must meet the needs of a growing technology sector. Michael Tucker is the CEO and executive director of the Center for Economic Growth. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.
The University At Albany is again facing questions about the extracurricular activities of some it its students after several were arrested last week in an alleged hazing incident resembling the torture technique known as 'waterboarding'.
For more on the incident, WAMC's Patrick Donges spoke with Albany Times Union education reporter Scott Waldman, who has been following the story.