Albany, NY – The New York State Court of Appeals has ruled that the legislature erred when it declined to give judges a pay raise.
The legislature has not approved a pay hike for state lawmakers in a dozen years, and has also refrained from giving judges a raise, following a tradition of linking any salary changes in the legislative branch of government to the pay for the judicial branch.
Oswego, NY – Central New Yorkers are being encouraged to interact with scientists who study Lake Ontario fisheries.
The New York State Department of Environment Conservation is holding its annual State of Lake Ontario public meetings next month. Biologists are expected to give presentations on fish populations, and provide updates on restoration and invasive species control efforts.
Albany, NY – While the news of the higher than expected bonus payouts on Wall Street may incur the wrath of the citizenry, it does mean good news for the New York State budget, which relies heavily on financial industry revenues to pay for services.
Oswego, NY – The state Senate passed a resolution disapproving of Gov. Paterson's proposal to hold state income tax returns. The DEC plans to hold a state of Lake Ontario forum next month. These stories and more on the morning podcast.