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WAMC New York News
2:40 pm
Tue January 18, 2005

Opponents: Cement Plant Would Ruin the Economy

Hudson, NY – Opponents of the proposed St. Lawrence Cement Greenport plant commissioned an economic report on the county for which the plant is proposed. The report is a rebuttal to one released by St. Lawrence Cement a few years ago. Plant opponents say the Greenport project would stifle a growing economy, while St. Lawrence officials say the project would do the opposite.

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WAMC New York News
2:40 pm
Tue January 18, 2005

Opponents: Cement Plant Would Ruin the Economy

Hudson, NY – Opponents of the proposed St. Lawrence Cement Greenport plant commissioned an economic report on the county for which the plant is proposed. The report is a rebuttal to one released by St. Lawrence Cement a few years ago. Plant opponents say the Greenport project would stifle a growing economy, while St. Lawrence officials say the project would do the opposite.

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WAMC New York News
5:34 pm
Fri January 14, 2005

DEC Commissioner to Leave

Albany, NY – The first woman to head New York's top environmental regulatory agency is leaving. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation will have an acting commissioner until a successor is appointed. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
5:33 pm
Fri January 14, 2005

NY Gov. Pataki Looks at Pre-Budget Matters

Albany, NY – Governor Pataki releases his new state budget Tuesday, amid signs that the state's fiscal problems may not be quite as dire as predicted. But the governor still must solve a number of expensive
state issues. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
5:31 pm
Fri January 14, 2005

Weather Unnerving Ski Areas on Cusp of Big Weekend

Plattsburgh, NY – Ski areas are heading into one of their key winter weekends with weather conditions more spring-like than wintery. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:53 pm
Fri January 14, 2005

Reduction Sought in Property Tax

Montpelier, VT – Governor James Douglas wants another reduction in Vermont's statewide education property tax rate. But tax reform groups say the move will have little, if any, significance for the state's taxpayers. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:52 pm
Fri January 14, 2005

Groups Criticize County's Letter on Indian Point

Garrison, NY – Two groups that want to see the Indian Point nuclear power plants shut down are calling on Putnam County officials to retract their certification of Indian Point's emergency plan. Putnam County officials back the submission of their letter, and say they will not retract it. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.

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WAMC New York News
12:42 pm
Thu January 13, 2005

Kingston Joins Statewide Suit

Kingston, NY – The Kingston City School District is the latest small city school district to join the ranks of those building a lawsuit against the state. Kingston Board of Education trustees voted last evening to pledge financial support, and be named as a plaintiff in litigation, to address underfunding to the state's neediest schools. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
12:37 pm
Thu January 13, 2005

State Consolidates Vehicle Fleet to Save Money

Montpelier, VT – The Douglas administration is consolidating management of Vermont's fleet of cars. The plan will increase the number of state-owned cars and add more hybrid vehicles, while saving taxpayers money. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
8:24 am
Thu January 13, 2005

SUNY Chancellor Withdraws Leave Request

Albany, NY – SUNY Chancellor Robert King, who made the surprise announcement earlier this week that he wanted a six month paid sabbatical, has now abruptly withdrawn the request. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.

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