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Jeremy Manning

A young entrepreneur hopes to transform a vacant amusement park in the Southern Adirondacks into a performing arts destination —   but he faces a testy political climate.

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On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a $4 billion dollar redesign of LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The new airport will eliminate the six current terminal buildings.  There will instead be one terminal with  expanded transportation and rail access, more taxiway space, state-of-the-art passenger amenities, and it will be built to withstand extreme weather events.  The comprehensive plan was based on recommendations from a seven member Airport Advisory Panel.  Among the group: Clarkson University President Tony Collins.  He explains to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley how he and the college in far northern New York became involved in redesigning the airport in New York City.

The New York State Health Department has announced the winners of five medical marijuana licenses, winnowing a field of more than 40 applicants. Empire State Health Solutions will manufacture the drug in Fulton County and distribute in Albany and Westchester Counties. Etain will manufacture in Warren County and distribute in Albany, Ulster, Westchester and Onondaga Counties.  Other licensed applicants include PharmaCann, Columbia Care, which will distribute in Clinton County, and Bloomfield Industries.

DiNapoli Not Considering Gubernatorial Run

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WAMC's Dave Lucas

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he has no interest in challenging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a primary in three years, saying he prefers to seek reelection.

Schools across the state are bracing for a potential zero percent growth in their tax levy next year. While the latest provisions of an ongoing tax cap won’t take effect until the 2016 school year, the state schools boards association says schools are starting to worry now.

According to projections from the State Comptroller, the rate of inflation will rise by less than a percentage point over the next year. The state’s tax cap limits increases in property taxes to 2 percent or the rise in inflation, whichever is lower.

Leah Gunn Barrett

Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Leah Gunn Barrett, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence.

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Two Congressmen from New York have taken the wraps off bipartisan legislation calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to upgrade emergency medical supplies for children on airplanes.

Karen DeWitt

The former New York state Senate leader and his son have pleaded not guilty to the latest charges in Manhattan federal court.

  Two more lawmakers, a former Senate Leader and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate were convicted of corruption in the past week. But Governor Cuomo continues to say it would not be a good idea to call state lawmakers back to the Capitol to enact more ethics reform measures.

The New York state police major who led the manhunt for two killers who broke out of a prison said the surviving escapee is still cooperating with investigators a month after his capture.