Oswego, NY – The special session didn't result in any agreement on closing the budget gap, but lawmakers did agree on a new law that would make it a felony to drive drunk with a child in the car. Syracuse's police chief announced his retirement. And, opening a small business in the recession is possible.
Oswego, NY – Small businesses in Central New York will be a driving force in bringing the region out of the recession, that's according to a regional director of the US Small Business Administration. WRVO's Ryan Morden has a look at how one small business owner pulled off opening a new pizza shop in Oswego during the tough economy.
Oswego, NY – Governor Paterson was talking to legislative leaders about how to resolve the state's budget crisis, but as the end of the second day of special sessions this week came to a close, no agreement had been reached. Paterson has staked his reputation on resolving the state's budget crisis, and as the mid December deadline draws ever nearer, it's make or break time for the governor.
Oswego, NY – No progress in yesterday's special session. Governor Paterson is still behind in the polls for next years governor's race. Health care overhaul advocacy groups support Democrats like Michael Arcuri who voted yes on the health care bill.
Albany, NY – For the second week in a row, Governor Paterson has called state lawmakers back to the Capitol to try to resolve the state's financial crisis, but on Monday, they seemed further apart than ever.
Oswego, NY – State legislature heads back to work today to close the budget gap, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the gap could actually be larger. Stores that sell tobacco products could be affected. Plus a follow up on the new bottle bill.