Oswego, NY – The state's public employees unions are criticizing Governor Paterson's plan to furlough state workers for a day. Meanwhile, members of New York's Public Employees Federation plan to protest Paterson's furlough plan today in Niagara Falls, where the governor and other Democrats are scheduled to attend a reception.
Oswego, NY – We'll take you to what used to be Fulton's A.L. Lee memorial Hospital, where an urgent care center now sits. In this week's Campbell Conversation, Grant Reeher speaks with Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, a Columbia University social psychiatrist and author of Root Shock: How Tearing up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It. We'll also get a look at how 3 major upstate cities are dealing with their budgets. That and much more on WRVO's Weekly Edition.
Albany, NY – A survey by the state school boards association finds that schools across New York will be raising property taxes by an average of 3.2%, and that many schools will be cutting spending overall, due to the state budget crisis.
Albany, NY – The state legislature left for the week without heeding Governor Paterson's request to vote on his newly revised budget bills. Meanwhile, Paterson upped the stakes in his battle with lawmakers over a proposal to furlough of state workers.
Oswego, NY – A new lawsuit aims to address concerns regarding New York's child abuse registry hearings.
Dating back to 2003, up to 25,000 people on the registry had requested hearings. Those requests were backlogged for several years, and some were shredded. Attorney Thomas Hoffman says it still takes nearly one year to get a hearing, despite the fact that 50 to 75 percent of people are removed from the list after a hearing. He says child abusers should be made known to employers, but individual rights must also be protected.
Oswego, NY – Saying America spends too much, goes into too much debt, and has too much of its debt in the hands of potentially unfriendly foreign nations, North Country Congressman Bill Owens is introducing a plan to reduce the country's high debt.
Oswego, NY – Syracuse mayor, Stephanie Miner, believes she has the support to follow through on her threat to take a drastic step if the Onondaga County Legislature votes to cut the city's share of sales taxes.