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WAMC New York News
4:34 pm
Mon November 8, 2004

NYS Lawmakers May See Salary Increase

Albany, NY – State lawmakers are trying to squelch rumors that they may vote themselves a pay raise when the newly re-elected Senators and Assemblymembers return for a session before the end of the year. But talk about a salary increase proposal that could include some reforms, is continuing to grow. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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WAMC New York News
4:33 pm
Mon November 8, 2004

NYS Businesses To See Tax Hike

Kingston, NY – New York is readying a tax hike for businesses across the state. The reason for the double-digit increase is to cover funds the state borrowed to pay unemployment benefits after the September Eleventh terrorist attacks. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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WAMC New York News
4:32 pm
Mon November 8, 2004

Massachusetts Group Pushes for Tire Expiration Date

Boston, MA – A Massachusetts-based safety group is telling the federal government that tires -- like many other products -- need a "sell-by" date. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
4:31 pm
Mon November 8, 2004

Quebec Health Minister Speaks at Upstate College

Plattsburgh, NY – Quebec's Minister of Health and Social Services was on the Plattsburgh State campus this afternoon to present the college's inaugural "Distinguished Quebec Address". The Minister discussed the province's health care system, cross-border drug access and it's relationship with New York. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

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WAMC New York News
4:30 pm
Mon November 8, 2004

CT Prison Population Drops

Hartford, CT – Connecticut has the fastest declining prison population in the country. According to new statistics from the U-S Justice Department, the prison population declined 4-point-2 percent last year. As WAMC's Connecticut Correspondent Av Harris reports, the trend has prison reform advocates touting newly enacted state programs.

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WAMC New York News
1:55 pm
Mon November 8, 2004

State Regulators Take a Stand On Trash Burning

Albany, NY – The environmental commissioners of eight states in the Northeast have come together in the name of reducing air pollution from the open burning of household trash. Some environmentalists commend the move, but say that, in New York, at least, more needs to be done. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.

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WAMC New York News
12:17 pm
Mon November 8, 2004

Housing Assistance Cuts Affect Cities Thru-out Region

Plattsburgh, NY – The Burlington, Vermont City Council is considering taking a stance on proposed cutbacks in federal rent assistance programs. City councilors are expected to take up a resolution tonight that would oppose the federal "Section Eight" funding cuts. Burlington is not alone, cities across the region are concerned about the potential cuts. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New York News
12:15 pm
Mon November 8, 2004

Report on Cape Wind Farm Could Have Wider Implications

Hyannis, MA – A controversial wind farm proposed for Cape Cod has been hogging wind energy headlines. Although it's very different to wind proposals in Berkshire County, a long-awaited report on the Cape project might affect the public's perception of wind farms throughout New England. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.

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WAMC New York News
4:13 pm
Fri November 5, 2004

Bush Win Effects New York Politicians

Albany, NY – President Bush's win on Tuesday may have an effect on the careers of many of New York's top politicians. WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt takes a look.

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WAMC New York News
4:11 pm
Fri November 5, 2004

Land Purchase Links Historic Sites

Hyde Park, NY – Environmental group Scenic Hudson has purchased property that will link Roosevelt national historic sites in Dutchess County. And, there are plans to house a regional information and transportation center on the premises. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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