Oswego, NY – New York's senior U.S. senator, Charles Schumer says before this year, seniors faced thousands of dollars in additional costs for prescription drugs once they passed the coverage limit of $2,800.
Now, he says a measure to fix the so-called "donut hole" in prescription drug coverage went into effect at the start of this year that could save seniors a total of $2.2-billion.
Oswego, NY – A web site that let wealthy people donate their Bush tax cuts to Hurricane Katrina relief has been reincarnated into a site that lets them donate their Obama tax cut extensions to recession relief.
"It's a site that enables people to sort of control the sort of statement that they're making through their own giving,"says Cornell University Law School professor Robert Hockett, a co-founder of the web site giveitbackforjobs.org.
Oswego, NY – Governor Andrew Cuomo won his office with huge voter support for a cap on property taxes, and he says putting it into place is at the top of his agenda.
Government finance expert Robert Ward, deputy director of SUNY's Rockefeller School of Government, says going by Cuomo's statements so far, the property tax cap would apply to the total dollar amount a local government collects-- not to the property tax rate that's applied to assessed values.
Oswego, NY – Of every 100 ninth-graders in New York State, only 57 graduate high school. And of those, just 19 go on to earn an associates degree within three years, or a bachelor's degree within six years.
So the State University of New York is pitching its plan to help keep students in school and prepare them for college.