fiscal cliff http://wrvo.org en Schumer touts return of rural hospital funding in Lewis County http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-touts-return-rural-hospital-funding-lewis-county <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Democratic Senator Charles Schumer was at Lewis County General Hospital on Friday, touting the return of funding for New York's rural hospitals. The funding had been suspended for three months by Congress, and Schumer worked with Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa to reinstate the funding as part of Congress's fiscal cliff deal.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:04:44 +0000 Joanna Richards 31811 at http://wrvo.org Schumer touts return of rural hospital funding in Lewis County Maffei hopes for bipartisan cooperation on the economy http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hopes-bipartisan-cooperation-economy <p>Just a week after being sworn in a second time, Syracuse area Rep. Dan Maffei appeared back in the district in East Syracuse Friday afternoon. The Democrat from DeWitt said that he hopes Congress will be able to work through their differences by focusing on the economy. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:26:14 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 31764 at http://wrvo.org Fiscal Cliff deal is good news for small business http://wrvo.org/post/fiscal-cliff-deal-good-news-small-business <p>While <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/house-votes-pass-senate-bill-despite-gop-calls-cuts" target="_blank">the Fiscal Cliff deal passed by Congress</a> at the turn of the New Year raised taxes on some of the wealthiest people in America, it left many tax breaks in place that benefit small businesses. That is, along as they take advantage of them. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:27:47 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31541 at http://wrvo.org Rep. Buerkle says serving in Congress was an honor http://wrvo.org/post/rep-buerkle-says-serving-congress-was-honor <p>Last week, the Syracuse area saw returning Democrat Congressman Dan Maffei sworn-in and Republican Representative Ann Marie Buerkle leave office. WRVO's Catherine Loper spoke with Buerkle about the ups and downs of her time in Washington, D.C. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:23:02 +0000 Catherine Loper 31517 at http://wrvo.org Rep. Buerkle says serving in Congress was an honor Wind energy tax credit extension means "big sigh of relief" http://wrvo.org/post/wind-energy-tax-credit-extension-means-big-sigh-relief <p>With several tax <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/extension-wind-energy-production-tax-credit-likely-trigger-rush-components" target="_blank">credits and incentives for the wind industry extended</a> by Congress for at least another year, wind projects in upstate New York can move forward with a little more confidence. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:41:40 +0000 Ryan Delaney 31511 at http://wrvo.org Wind energy tax credit extension means "big sigh of relief" Unemployment figures worse for under-30s http://wrvo.org/post/unemployment-figures-worse-under-30s <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The national unemployment level remained unchanged at 7.8 percent for December, according to Bureau of Labor Statistic figures released today. This is the 49th consecutive month unemployment has been above 7 percent but according to analysis from an interest group, those numbers don’t reflect the reality for young adults. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:34:29 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31453 at http://wrvo.org Extension of wind energy production tax credit likely to trigger rush on components http://wrvo.org/post/extension-wind-energy-production-tax-credit-likely-trigger-rush-components-0 <p>The last-minute fiscal cliff deal brought good news for the wind industry. Congress agreed to extend production tax credits for wind energy producers until the end of 2013. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 21:25:43 +0000 Sarah Harris 31388 at http://wrvo.org Extension of wind energy production tax credit likely to trigger rush on components Nearing fiscal cliff, wind industry waits http://wrvo.org/post/nearing-fiscal-cliff-wind-industry-waits <p>For wind energy producers, the looming expiration date for the production tax credits, or PTCs, is getting even closer.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:50:41 +0000 Sarah Harris 31039 at http://wrvo.org Nearing fiscal cliff, wind industry waits Maffei ready to deal with fiscal cliff if need be http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-ready-deal-fiscal-cliff-if-need-be <p>He won't be sworn in until January, but congressman-elect Dan Maffei is carefully watching the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:57:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30701 at http://wrvo.org Maffei ready to deal with fiscal cliff if need be Gillibrand says she's optimistic fiscal cliff can be avoided http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-says-shes-optimistic-fiscal-cliff-can-be-avoided <p>Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is optimistic that the President Barack Obama and leadership of the House of Representatives will cut a deal to prevent the so-called "fiscal cliff."&nbsp; New York's junior senator predicted there would be progress soon during a visit to Syracuse Friday. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:46:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30578 at http://wrvo.org Schumer: compromise is key to avoiding fiscal cliff http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-compromise-key-avoiding-fiscal-cliff <p>The focus in Washington, D.C. is now on the so-called "fiscal cliff," which describes the automatic budget cuts and tax hikes that are scheduled to go into effect at the end of the year if Congress and the president don't come to an agreement to reduce the deficit.&nbsp; Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) is among those saying that the election was a mandate for compromise. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:24:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 29010 at http://wrvo.org Interview: Congressman Richard Hanna runs for re-election http://wrvo.org/post/interview-congressman-richard-hanna-runs-re-election <p>WRVO News interviews candidates in the region who are running in contended races on November 6. Republican incumbent Congressman Richard Hanna is running against Democrat Dan Lamb in the re-drawn 22nd Congressional district Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:33:04 +0000 Catherine Loper 28248 at http://wrvo.org Interview: Congressman Richard Hanna runs for re-election State comptroller predicts Wall Street profits up in volatile economic climate http://wrvo.org/post/state-comptroller-predicts-wall-street-profits-volatile-economic-climate <p>Profits on Wall Street are going to be up this year, according to a new report from the New York state comptroller, but are still below their pre-recession highs. The report also finds fewer job losses in the securities industry, and many economic uncertainties ahead. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:39:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 27275 at http://wrvo.org