Albany, NY – Senator Hiram Monserrate was found not guilty of felony assault charges against his girlfriend, and will not be automatically expelled from the State Senate, but Monserrate was convicted of a misdemeanor, and could face jail time. Senate Leaders say they are discussing whether to begin their own actions to remove the Queens Democrat from his post.
Oswego, NY – Consumers will soon be paying more for bottles water in New York State. Rachel Ward reports from Rochester, followed by a report from WRVO's Michael Benjamin, who visited a bottle redemption center to find out how the new law might affect businesses who deal in bottles and cans, and what they're doing to get ready.
Albany, NY – Talks on how to resolve the latest state budget crisis are set to begin Wednesday, with a closed door meeting between Governor Paterson's budget officials and legislative aides aimed at filling the $3 billion dollar deficit.