From unseasonably cold winters to dangerous summer floods, New York has faced severe weather year-round recently. On Thursday, a statewide public forum is planned to assess and address severe weather issues. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with some of the organizers.
New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will talk about the intense fiscal pressures many local governments are enduring.
DiNapoli is delivering the keynote address Monday at a symposium in Albany on the fiscal problems facing local governments. The event is hosted by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.
DiNapoli has advocated an early warning monitoring system that would identify municipalities and school districts experiencing budgetary strain. The comptroller says that would allow corrective actions to be taken before crises develop.