7:52am

Thu March 4, 2010
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Oswego County Lawmakers Say Nuke Plants Don't Pay Enough

Oswego, NY – The nuclear power plants near Oswego are among the largest taxpayers to Oswego County. How the county and other local governments collect those taxes is up for negotiation. WRVO's Ryan Morden has more.

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7:20am

Thu March 4, 2010

WRVO's Regional AM Weather Forecast for March 4, 2010

Oswego, NY – Today's Weather: possible flurries and wind. High at 36.

5:09am

Thu March 4, 2010
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Gov. Paterson Faces Ethics Charges for World Series Tickets

Albany, NY – Governor David Paterson says he's innocent of charges by a state ethics panel that found he broke the public officers law when he accepted free tickets to Yankee stadium for a World Series game. The governor tried Wednesday to conduct state business in an atmosphere of uncertainty.

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1:45pm

Wed March 3, 2010
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NY Medical Schools Speak To Their Value

Oswego, NY – As lawmakers plan to cut money for a number of medical programs, the state's medical schools are speaking out.

Representatives from SUNY Upstate Medical University joined with other schools in urging legislators to restore cuts that they say weaken the state's academic medical centers. Programs at stake include Doctors Across New York, which places young doctors in rural areas, as well as a program that supports spinal cord research.

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7:50am

Wed March 3, 2010

WRVO's Regional AM Weather Forecast for March 3, 2010

Oswego, NY – Today's Weather: perhaps some light flurries and breezy conditions. High at 36.

5:17am

Wed March 3, 2010
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Day of Uncertainty at Capitol, as Calls Grow for Paterson's Resignation

Albany, NY – It was a day of uncertainty at the State Capitol, as Governor David Paterson remained secluded at the governor's mansion. There were more calls for his resignation, over a deepening scandal involving a domestic violence incident concerning one of Paterson's top aids.

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11:17am

Tue March 2, 2010
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Lawmakers Hear Heated Testimony Over Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

Oswego, NY – Lawmakers on the state senate's agriculture committee heard heated testimony from both sides on the so-called "Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act" yesterday.

Oscar Vizcarra is a farm owner from Western N.Y. who opposes the bill. He is an immigrant from Peru who first lived in the Bronx. He said lawmakers from New York City do not understand farm issues.

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11:13am

Tue March 2, 2010
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New Developments in Gov. Paterson's Alleged Misuse of State Police

Oswego, NY – The New York Times is reporting new developments in Gov. David Paterson's alleged misuse of state police.

According to the Times, the governor directed two state employees to contact the former girlfriend of one of his top aides, who claims the aide assaulted her.

Paterson said he did nothing wrong.

This comes as state lawmakers and the governor return to Albany this week to work on passing the budget.
Paterson said resigning or staying out of budget negotiations is out of the question.

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9:39am

Tue March 2, 2010
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The Need for Public Transit

Oswego, NY – While most state agencies are facing cuts, the transportation community says public transit is a means to an end. Supporters say it provides a much needed service for low-income and unemployed New Yorkers needing to get to job interviews, classes and more. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

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7:35am

Tue March 2, 2010
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State Lawmakers Try to Carry on with Budget Talks, Despite Distractions and Tumult at the Capitol

Albany, NY –
Paterson released some of the pressure out of the valve when he announced he would no longer be a political candidate for governor. He said in an interview at an event sponsored by the New York Observer Monday that he can now focus on governing, and resolving one of the worst financial crises that has ever hit the state.

"I actually have 306 days remaining in my term as governor," said Paterson, who said he "pledged to fight" for the people of the state.

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