Syracuse, NY – Harold Ford Jr., former Tenn. Congressman was in Syracuse yesterday to meet with residents, civic leaders and elected officials. Ford is considering running against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the Democratic primary later this year.
"The message that I'm hearing has been consistent with the things I'm hearing across the State," said Ford, who is also a New York City resident.
"The desire for greater economic growth, to help stimulate more on business's part [ ] will help create more and more jobs," said Ford.
Syracuse, NY – According to the latest data, crime has decreased in Syracuse. Denise O'Donnell, New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Affairs, discussed some of the results from the analysis:
Homicide is down 16 percent Rape is down 5 percent Robbery is down 5 percent Aggravated assault is down 2 percent Burglary is down 5 percent Larceny is down 6 percent Motor Vehicle Theft is down 33 percent
Syracuse, NY – "Different Shades of Green" is the new job-training program underway, targeted toward unemployed veterans and their spouses.
Cornell University's Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County runs the program at SUNY Oswego's facility in Syracuse.
"I'm hoping this course helps me to get my foot in the door somewhere," said Mark McArthur, who has been out of the Navy for about 30 years. "I already have a degree, so hopefully this will be another feather in my cap and allow me to pursue some other avenues."
Oswego, NY – New York federal lawmakers react to President Obama's budget proposal. Plus, a new program offering green job training for veterans is underway. These stories and more on the morning podcast.