welfare http://wrvo.org en Senate passes bill forcing landlords to pay taxes http://wrvo.org/post/senate-passes-bill-forcing-landlords-pay-taxes <p>The New York State Senate has passed a bill that would authorize public welfare officials to withhold rent from landlords who have not paid their real estate taxes.<br><br>In many cases, publicly funded subsidies meant to help families pay their rent are paid directly to landlords through social services programs. In October, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported that two landlords received more than $400,000 in government aid for rent while neglecting to pay over a million dollars in property taxes to the city.<br> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:30:37 +0000 Julie Alderman 39822 at http://wrvo.org Owens and Doheny face off in a televised debate http://wrvo.org/post/owens-and-doheny-face-televised-debate <p>The two major party candidates met for the last debate in the North Country's Congressional race last night in Watertown. Incumbent Democrat Bill Owens and Republican Matt Doheny sparred on well-trodden ground, like tax cuts, the deficit, and Medicare. They also differed, sharply at times, on a range of other issues.</p><p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:37:58 +0000 David Sommerstein 28150 at http://wrvo.org Owens and Doheny face off in a televised debate Cuomo rescinds food stamp fingerprint requirement http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-rescinds-food-stamp-fingerprint-requirement <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking by phone to a gathering of advocates for the poor, says he&rsquo;s rescinded a 14-year-old state regulation that required food stamp recipients be subject to fingerprinting before receiving benefits. &nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Poverty and hunger are not crimes,&rdquo; said Cuomo. &ldquo;So we shouldn&rsquo;t treat the poor or the hungry as criminals.&rdquo;</p><p> Fri, 18 May 2012 12:14:38 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19490 at http://wrvo.org Arthur Brooks on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/arthur-brooks-campbell-conversations <p>Arther Brooks, President of the American Enterprise Institute, a leading Washington-based conservative think tank, argues that conservatives need to reinvigorate their ethical and moral arguments in defense of free enterprise.</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:20:32 +0000 Grant Reeher 17252 at http://wrvo.org