Capital Region News

Capital District News
6:54 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times-Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times-Union about today's leading stories.

Capital District News
7:07 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette.

Capital District News
12:15 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Albany County Legislator Gary Domalewicz

A new law in Albany County is aimed at making it harder for thieves to sell stolen merchandise. The law, approved last night by the county legislature, will place new mandates on pawn shops and jewelers in Albany County. Also, sellers must be at least 18 year old. County lawmaker, Democrat Gary Domalewicz , is  the lead sponsor of the legislation. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

Capital District News
7:06 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times-Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times-Union.

Capital District News
7:04 am
Tue July 3, 2012

NYS Legislature Approves Historic Low Number of Bills

Governor Cuomo has touted the recently concluded legislative session as “one of the most successful in modern political history”.  As Karen DeWitt reports, the session also made history in another way. It featured the fewest bills passed by both houses in nearly one hundred years.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…  

According to an analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group, the 2012 session resulted in 571 pieces of legislation approved by both houses of the legislature.  

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Capital District News
12:35 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Albany County Legislator Christopher Higgins

Before they check the menu, diners in Albany County can also find out just how clean the kitchen is kept. Under a new law restaurants in Albany County have to post their inspection results in a prominent location. Albany County Fifth District legislator Christopher Higgins was the force behind the new law that is now in effect. He spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

Capital District News
7:37 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Mixed Results for Cuomo after Conclusion of 2012 NYS Legislative Session

The just concluded 2012 legislative session brought mixed results for Governor Cuomo, who is in his second year as governor.  While Cuomo and lawmakers could claim credit for a calm and functional end to the session, the Governor had to drop some of his original goals in order for that to happen.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt takes a look back…

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Capital District News
7:08 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times-Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's Ian Pickus talks about Occupy Albany and its costs with Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times-Union.

Capital District News, Hudson Valley News
3:59 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Google: Upstate NY 2nd most racist region in US

The online edition of The Atlantic is running an article entitled "Can Google Predict the Impact of Racism on a Presidential Election?" It focuses on a study that tries to make a case for linking Google searches for racially-sensitive terms with election results to "reveal what Americans truly think." Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with two community leaders to find out "what THEY truly think" about racism.

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Capital District News
7:09 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Issues Left Hanging as NYS Legislative Session Ends

The legislative session that’s concluding in Albany seems to be more about what’s not getting done that what is getting accomplished. As Karen DeWitt reports, agreements were not reached on several key issues.   

Governor Andrew Cuomo at this time last year was intensely lobbying lawmakers to pass a bill to legalize gay marriage. This year, he has taken a more hands off approach to the end of the current legislative session.

The governor introduced a bill on how to make teacher evaluations public, but said he would not push the legislature to approve it.

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