ALBANY, NY – Hundreds of New Yorkers are expected at the state Capitol Wednesday to protest the approval of a state budget that cuts schools by $1.2 billion dollars, makes reductions to public colleges and universities and tuition assistance programs, and rejects a tax on millionaires.
WRVO – Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) says the new state budget is a good budget -- it cuts spending, covers a large deficit and does not raise taxes.
He says the budget left out some things Republicans wanted, especially a 2% cap on property tax increases for schools and local governments, but he says the Legislature can take up that issue later this year.
Here's his full, unedited interview with WRVO's Dave Bullard.
HANNIBAL, NY – If you love real maple syrup or maple candy, then this is your weekend. It's the second Maple Weekend across the state. Maple syrup makers hold open houses this weekend to show you how they turn tree sap into sweet syrup and sell you products made with syrup.
WRVO's Dave Bullard visited one maple sugar farm, in Hannibal, and found an entire family working hard all year to make syrup.