Joanie Mahoney http://wrvo.org en Onondaga County executive discusses role in Cuomo's Moreland Commission http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-executive-discusses-role-cuomos-moreland-commission <p>A New York Times report alleges that a senior aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo interfered with the work of the Moreland Commission, the group the governor appointed to investigate corruption in Albany. The Times story also accuses Cuomo's office of trying to stop the commission from investigating groups tied to him. Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney was a member of the commission and Grant Reeher, host of WRVO's Campbell Conversations, interviewed Mahoney after the Times report came out.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:02:18 +0000 Grant Reeher 59371 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County executive discusses role in Cuomo's Moreland Commission Despite construction and ribbon cuttings, Syracuse lags in job creation http://wrvo.org/post/despite-construction-and-ribbon-cuttings-syracuse-lags-job-creation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sight of cranes in the air, and shovels in the ground abound in central New York this summer.&nbsp; That doesn’t jive though, with the latest job figures from New York state that the Syracuse area continues to lose jobs at an alarming rate.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:29:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59186 at http://wrvo.org Despite construction and ribbon cuttings, Syracuse lags in job creation Details about $100 million Onondaga Lake West project announced, among some controversy http://wrvo.org/post/details-about-100-million-onondaga-lake-west-project-announced-among-some-controversy <p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:46:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58647 at http://wrvo.org Details about $100 million Onondaga Lake West project announced, among some controversy Onondaga County to unveil plans for amphitheater in Solvay http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-unveil-plans-amphitheater-solvay <p>Just about six months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to central New York to announce that the state would chip in $30 million for a multi-million dollar plan to revitalize the western lakeshore of Onondaga Lake, including the village of Solvay. Today, Onondaga County is ready to share with the public detailed plans about what this development entails.<br /> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:03:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58610 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County to unveil plans for amphitheater in Solvay Onondaga County opens up new extension to Onondaga Lake Park Trail http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-opens-new-extension-onondaga-lake-park-trail <p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:35:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55872 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County opens up new extension to Onondaga Lake Park Trail Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrates 100 with plans for the future http://wrvo.org/post/rosamond-gifford-zoo-celebrates-100-plans-future <p></p><p>The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse is 100 years old this year. To coincide with that anniversary, the zoo has announced a 20-year new action plan that could change the way the zoo looks like in the future. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says the anniversary makes it a great time to look towards the future.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 20:08:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55428 at http://wrvo.org Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrates 100 with plans for the future Onondaga County to help pave over potholes in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-help-pave-over-potholes-syracuse <p></p><p>Onondaga County will be helping out some local governments, including the city of Syracuse,&nbsp;re-pave roads ravaged by a bad winter. &nbsp;</p><p>It wasn’t as much as originally offered by Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney, but Onondaga County lawmakers did agree yesterday to foot the bill for paving two major roads in the city of Syracuse. &nbsp;</p><p>Legislature Chairman Ryan McMahon says the county will spend a half a million dollars to re-pave Adams and Harrison Streets.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:13:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55401 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County to help pave over potholes in Syracuse Onondaga County reorganization plan led to Morrow resignation http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-reorganization-plan-led-morrow-resignation <p></p><p>Onondaga<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County’s longtime health commissioner, Dr. Cynthia Morrow, has resigned in a disagreement over a portion of the planned reorganization of the county's human service agencies.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:34:07 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53716 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County reorganization plan led to Morrow resignation Cuomo pushes property tax proposal, but admits opposition http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-pushes-property-tax-proposal-admits-opposition <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped away from budget negotiations in Albany on Tuesday to stump for his plan to consolidate local governments and reduce property taxes, even though he admitted afterward he may not be able to push the plan through those budget talks.</p><p>Cuomo told a crowd at the DeWitt community room that after the property tax cap he pushed through earlier in his first term as governor, this was the next step in righting the state's fiscal ship.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:39:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53253 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo pushes property tax proposal, but admits opposition Duffy says he's "in sync" with Cuomo, not planning resignation http://wrvo.org/post/duffy-says-hes-sync-cuomo-not-planning-resignation <div><p></p><p>Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy says there’s no truth to rumors he will not be campaigning with the governor this fall.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wait for the facts to come out about him and the governor’s (both Democrats) political plans, Duffy said Tuesday in Buffalo. </span></p><p>Last year Duffy interviewed to become leader of the Rochester Business Alliance – the city he was once mayor of. He withdrew about a week later.</p><p>He's not being asked to step aside, he said.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:35:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53267 at http://wrvo.org Duffy says he's "in sync" with Cuomo, not planning resignation Mahoney says Destiny hotel may benefit from new duty-free rules http://wrvo.org/post/mahoney-says-destiny-hotel-may-benefit-new-duty-free-rules <p></p><p align="left" dir="ltr"><span lang="EN">The Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA) is getting to work on the latest request from the developer of Destiny USA for a tax break to build a 252-room hotel across the street from the mall.</span></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:50:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52253 at http://wrvo.org Mahoney says Destiny hotel may benefit from new duty-free rules $100 million for amphitheater, housing coming to Solvay http://wrvo.org/post/100-million-amphitheater-housing-coming-solvay <p>A combined $100 million redevelopment project for the western side of Onondaga Lake will bring new housing and street upgrades to the village of Solvay and a 17,000 seat entertainment venue to the shoreline of the lake.</p><p>It's not the project Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney hoped to bring Gov. Andrew Cuomo to town to announce, but when Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner derailed Mahoney's and Syracuse University's idea for a new athletic stadium in the city, the county executive quickly shifted to this one.</p><p>"This project hits it exactly right," said Cuomo.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:37:06 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50591 at http://wrvo.org $100 million for amphitheater, housing coming to Solvay Cuomo to push government consolidation; Onondaga County executive says it's already working http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-push-government-consolidation-onondaga-county-executive-says-its-already-working <p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:00:26 +0000 Ellen Abbott & Catherine Loper 49595 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County, Syracuse look to consolidate government http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-syracuse-look-consolidate-government <p></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:48:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48678 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County, Syracuse look to consolidate government Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" she'll be lieutenant governor http://wrvo.org/post/mahoney-says-its-pure-rumor-shell-be-lieutenant-governor <p>Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" that she will replace Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election bid next year.</p><p>The Republican county executive's name popped up in the news as rumors have grown recently that <a href="http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/22976/20131011/will-l-g-bob-duffy-be-on-the-2014-ticket" target="_blank">Duffy will step down</a>. Mahoney endorsed Cuomo, a Democrat, in his initial election bid and the two have remained close allies.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:55:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46005 at http://wrvo.org Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" she'll be lieutenant governor Onondaga County to vote on proposed 2014 budget this week http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-vote-proposed-2014-budget-week <p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:08:57 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45266 at http://wrvo.org Joanie Mahoney presents Onondaga County 2014 budget http://wrvo.org/post/joanie-mahoney-presents-onondaga-county-2014-budget <p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:56:07 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44138 at http://wrvo.org Joanie Mahoney presents Onondaga County 2014 budget Planning departments merger could spur more government consolidation http://wrvo.org/post/planning-departments-merger-could-spur-more-government-consolidation <p>The city of Syracuse and Onondaga County planning departments have officially merged. Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney signed an inter-municipal agreement Thursday that brings the planning agencies of both governments under one roof.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:45:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 39876 at http://wrvo.org Planning departments merger could spur more government consolidation Onondaga County wants to consolidate human services agencies http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-wants-consolidate-human-services-agencies <p>There could be changes coming to the human services agencies and departments in Onondaga County government.&nbsp; County Executive Joanie Mahoney says there's a two-fold reason for a proposed realignment. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:32:14 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35020 at http://wrvo.org State of Onondaga County is financially sound http://wrvo.org/post/state-onondaga-county-financially-sound <p>Unlike many other local governments in New York state, Onondaga County has weathered the recent fiscal crisis, and come out on firm financial footing. In her State of the County address Tuesday night, County Executive Joanie Mahoney credits recent budget cutting tactics for the difference. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:11:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34361 at http://wrvo.org Miner has some fun with home video before State of the City http://wrvo.org/post/miner-has-some-fun-home-video-state-city <p>Mayor Stephanie Miner poked some fun at her fellow central New York politicians in a video played before Thursday night's State of the City address. Check out the cameos by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), state Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney (R). Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:32:49 +0000 WRVO News 32376 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County proposes budget that dips into fund balance http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-proposes-budget-dips-fund-balance <p>Onondaga County lawmakers begin going over County Executive Joanie Mahoney's proposed budget with a fine tooth comb Monday.&nbsp; The final result will most likely look different from $1.25 billion plan Mahoney proposed last week. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:24:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26100 at http://wrvo.org Saving rain in the suburbs http://wrvo.org/post/saving-rain-suburbs <p>Onondaga County could soon be saving rain in the suburbs.</p><p>Lawmakers are considering expansion of the &quot;Save the Rain&quot; program, which has already kept 125 million gallons of water out of the sewage treatment plant in the city of Syracuse.</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 14:32:30 +0000 Ellen Abbott 19912 at http://wrvo.org Saving rain in the suburbs Syracuse Crunch the first pro hockey team to play on ice made from recycled rainwater http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-crunch-first-pro-hockey-team-play-ice-made-recycled-rainwater <p>The first professional hockey team ever to play on recycled rain water is doing it in Central New York. The Syracuse Crunch have started their season ultimately keeping pollution out of Onondaga Lake.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:47:40 +0000 Ellen Abbott 8399 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Crunch the first pro hockey team to play on ice made from recycled rainwater Onondaga County lawmakers pass budget, cut funding for Air One helicopter http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-lawmakers-pass-budget-cut-funding-air-one-helicopter <p>They worked later into the evening Tuesday, but Onondaga County lawmakers passed a budget that cut more than $5 million from County Executive Joanie Mahoney&#39;s proposed budget.</p><p>Property taxes will go up in most county towns, but will go down in every village except Fabius. Residents in the towns of Clay and Salina will see the biggest tax increases.&nbsp;</p><p>Republican Kevin Holmquist&nbsp;of Manlius says it took weeks of work to take the 3 villages he represents from a 10% tax increase to a 5% tax decrease.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:27:16 +0000 Joyce Gramza 7616 at http://wrvo.org