Oswego, New York – A Central New York area sheriff wants to lower the state's driving age.
Currently in New York, teens can get a learners permit at the age of 16. After 20 hours of supervised driving plus five hours of classroom instruction, they can apply for a restricted junior operators license.
Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh outlined his plans for change yesterday at a forum for civic leaders in Syracuse.
Walsh spoke with WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher about his proposal.
Utica, NY – Polling conducted by Utica-based Zogby International had democrats locked in a tight race as polls opened on Super Tuesday in New York. In the end, Hillary Clinton won 57-percent to 40-percent in New York's Democratic presidential primary. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to pollster John Zogby.
Oswego, NY – The hotly contested race for Northern New York's 48th Senate District looms as a battle ground for control of the Senate, which is now held by a slim republican majority. The latest issue in the race turned to the outsourcing of jobs with democrat Darrel Aubertine criticizing his opponent, republican Will Barclay. Aubertine spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about the issue.
Oswego, NY – Central New York State Assemblyman David Townsend is seeking a court order to force New York to collect sales taxes on cigarettes and gasoline sold by native-americans to non-Indians. Townsend spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about the issue.
Syracuse NY – Upstate Congressman Jim Walsh's decision to retire at the end of his current term surprised many. One political observer, Cazenovia College Professor of History and Humanities says Walsh might best be remembered for his honesty. John Robert Greene spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Syracuse, NY – The Democrat who had expected to face Upstate Congressman Jim Walsh in a rematch this year is responding to the incumbent's decision to retire. Dan Maffei spoke with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
By WRVO's Chris Ulanowski speaks with experts about the State of the State
Oswego, NY – On January 9th, Governor Spitzer delivered his 2nd State of the State Address.
Immediately following the address, WRVO's News Director, Chris Ulanowski, discussed the State of the State Address with a panel of experts.
The panel consisted of SUNY Oswego Political Science Professor Bruce Altschuler, EJ McMahon of the Empire Center for New York State Policy, Tim Kremer State School Boards Association, and Matthew McGuire of the State Business Council.
Oswego, New York – With Governor Spitzer expected to propose establishing an endowment fund for the state's higher education system, the union representing over 33,000 State University of New York faculty is watching closely.
WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Acting President of United University Professions, Frederick Floss.
Oswego, NY – New York State's high energy costs are raising questions about whether legislation is needed to regulate New York's electric utilities. But a trade group argues the move to a competitive marketplace almost a decade ago has helped ratepayers. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski has more.
Oswego, NY – The outcome of the Iowa caucuses should place more importance on New York's Presidential Primary, especially for New York Democrat Hillary Clinton. Barbara Bartoletti, the Legislative Director of New York's League of Women Voters spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about the latest developments.
Oswego, NY – A Texas-based "green energy" company is offering consumers some ideaas for "green" New Year's resolutions. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Chief Environmental Officer with Green Mountain Energy Company, Gilllian Taddune.