Poughkeepsie Journal

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A Hudson Valley newspaper and eight Dutchess County legislators are calling on the DEC to release results of an oil spill drill last year.

A congressional committee has been looking into why the federal government overpaid New York State by more than $10 billion for the care of developmentally disabled people in state developmental centers. Congress began its probe after reports in the Poughkeepsie Journal. Mary Beth Pfeiffer, projects writer with the journal, says even though the overpayments were first detected in 2007, they still continued. She spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields.