budget cuts http://wrvo.org en Oswego City School District considers closing a school as part of proposed budget cuts http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-city-school-district-considers-closing-school-part-proposed-budget-cuts <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:45:20 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54058 at http://wrvo.org Oswego City School District considers closing a school as part of proposed budget cuts Syracuse school district requests more state aid http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-school-district-requests-more-state-aid <p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:25:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51518 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse school district requests more state aid Great Lakes restoration funding roundabout continues http://wrvo.org/post/great-lakes-restoration-funding-roundabout-continues <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></p><p>A federal program dedicated to environmental restoration and cleaning up of the Great Lakes has escaped a massive budget cut. A committee in the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to amend a bill that looked to slash the program’s funding, partially restoring it to $210 million for fiscal year 2014.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:38:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42113 at http://wrvo.org Great Lakes restoration funding roundabout continues Hancock International Airport's midnight shifts will not be cut http://wrvo.org/post/hancock-international-airports-midnight-shifts-will-not-be-cut <p>The Federal Aviation Administration has announced the midnight control tower shifts at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport will not be cut as part of federal sequestration. Thu, 09 May 2013 20:53:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37530 at http://wrvo.org Families of disabled ask state government not to cut money for services http://wrvo.org/post/families-disabled-ask-state-government-not-cut-money-services <p>Advocates for the disabled will be out in force in Syracuse Friday, rallying against Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed cuts to the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. The six percent across-the-board budget proposal would mean major cuts to the agencies across the state that provide support and services for the developmentally disabled. Many families are afraid of what will happen if those services go away. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:41:45 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34469 at http://wrvo.org Families of disabled ask state government not to cut money for services Maffei says central New Yorkers won't feel impact of sequester right away http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-says-central-new-yorkers-wont-feel-impact-sequester-right-away <p>Most central New Yorkers won't notice the impact of federal budget cuts caused by sequestration right away, according to Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei. But Maffei, who was in Syracuse today to tout the bipartisan passage of the Violence Against Women Act, says everyone will feel it eventually. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:31:30 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34136 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says central New Yorkers won't feel impact of sequester right away Area advocates worry about sequestration effect on regional non-profits http://wrvo.org/post/area-advocates-worry-about-sequestration-effect-regional-non-profits <p>The automatic federal budget cuts that are slated to go into effect in March would have a big impact on programs that help the poor and elderly in Syracuse.&nbsp; Advocates for these programs are urging Congress to do something to prevent the across-the-board spending cuts knows as sequestration. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 11:12:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33531 at http://wrvo.org Area advocates worry about sequestration effect on regional non-profits Firefighters fear budget cuts may lead to Syracuse Station 7 being closed http://wrvo.org/post/firefighters-fear-budget-cuts-may-lead-syracuse-station-7-being-closed <p>As Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Minor laid out budget issues in her State of the City address last night, one group showed up to protest a potential budget, the shutting down of Fire Station No. 7 on Sryacuse's east side.&nbsp; Firefighters were out in force during the mayor's speech to get their point across. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:28:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32403 at http://wrvo.org Firefighters fear budget cuts may lead to Syracuse Station 7 being closed 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 Can local governments save money by consolidating? http://wrvo.org/post/can-local-governments-save-money-consolidating <p>New York state has a variety of programs intended to save taxpayer dollars by helping governments share services or eliminate certain government entities altogether. A New York state Assembly hearing in Syracuse this week tried to find out whether these programs work. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 09:50:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30174 at http://wrvo.org Can local governments save money by consolidating? Some budget cuts approved for Oswego Fire Department http://wrvo.org/post/some-budget-cuts-approved-oswego-fire-department <p>The Oswego City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve Mayor Thomas Gillen’s proposed budget. That will mean a property tax rate hike of about 11 percent. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:26:52 +0000 Catherine Loper 29769 at http://wrvo.org Oswego fire department critical of proposed city budget cuts http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-fire-department-critical-proposed-city-budget-cuts <p>There's a public hearing Monday night for the proposed Oswego city budget, which includes cuts to various programs to deal with a budget shortfall. One of the loudest voices against the cuts has been the Oswego Fire Department. If the budget is passed, the Fire Department could see their ambulance corps reduced, fewer firefighters assigned for each shift, and one fire station closed. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:46:55 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 29655 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 New school year brings new anti-bullying law http://wrvo.org/post/new-school-year-brings-new-anti-bullying-law <p>As students settle into the new school year, the first phase of a new statewide anti-bullying law is already in place. More children will now be protected, and more will be required of school districts. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:08:04 +0000 Catherine Loper 25821 at http://wrvo.org Public nursing homes face potential crisis http://wrvo.org/post/public-nursing-homes-face-potential-crisis <p>County-run nursing homes across New York state face growing crises as county governments, strapped for cash, consider ending their historical role as providers of inpatient care to the elderly.</p><p> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24145 at http://wrvo.org Comptroller: Local governments face grim fiscal reality http://wrvo.org/post/comptroller-local-governments-face-grim-fiscal-reality <p>A report from the state comptroller finds local governments in New York are struggling financially. Around 10 percent are running deficits or suffering from cash flow problems, and there is no end in sight.<br /><br /> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:37:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 23536 at http://wrvo.org