ALBANY, NY – A new poll from the Siena College Research Institute flunks state legislators over their handling of the state budget.
Siena's poll found that three-quarters of those polled gave the Legislature either a "D" or an "F", with nearly half grading the Legislature at "F". Gov. Paterson fares better, with 51% giving him either "D" or "F". 20% graded his budget performance as meriting either an "A" or "B".
"Flunked em flat out," Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said of the grades given to legislators.
NEW YORK CITY – The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team remained stuck in New York City Wednesday, as the governments of the United States, England and Canada tried to sort out a flap involving the team's passports.
The team, made up of lacrosse players from reserves in New York and Canada, intended to fly to Manchester, England for the World Lacrosse Championships, which begin Thursday.
SYRACUSE, NY – There's a trend in weddings, and it has nothing to do with dresses, food or receptions. It's about the wedding itself. More and more weddings are being presided over by someone who is not a priest or a justice of the peace.
Contributing reporter Randy Wenner has the first of a two-part look at the increasing use of friends and family to conduct weddings.
ALBANY, NY – State lawmakers could return to the Capitol this week to try to finish up the state budget. They've approved the spending bills, but need to complete a revenue budget that will pay for the spending.
The Legislature approved measures forcing a more open budget process, but as WRVO Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt tells us, that's not how it worked out.
OSWEGO, NY – Monday night at Syracuse Stage, there'll be a discussion about an important piece of history. A leader of the Onondaga Nation and a Cornell professor who has studied the issue for decades will talk about the Two-Row Wampum and the Covenant Chain. Together, they form what was intended to be the backbone of relations between the Iroquois Confederacy and the European settlers who came to their region.
Oswego, NY – A gorgeous day is underway to wind down our weekend. Listen to our complete regional forecast from meteorologist Josh Nichols to learn if these beautiful conditions will sustain into the week.