Utica, NY – Richard Hanna says he supports his party's plans to call a vote on repealing last year's health care reform law, but he says there are some aspects of the Republican platform towards which he takes a more nuanced approach - like the Bush-era tax cuts extended by congress last year, before he was a member.

Hanna says that aversion to strict party politics is one of the things he hopes to contribute in congress.

Oswego, NY – Ann Marie Buerkle says health care reform is needed, but says the reform law passed last year is ineffective because it raises premiums for some customers.

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that repealing the health care reform law would add more than $230-billion to the national deficit.

Buerkle questions that estimate, saying the estimate is only as good as the information used by the CBO to reach it.

Oswego, NY – The Independent Democratic Conference is announcing its agenda. That story and more in today's newscast.

Oswego, NY – Waterdrops, a celebration of the wonder of water. This week, Global Warming.

Oswego, NY – A Syracuse middle school is considering splitting into two single sex schools. That story and more in today's newscast.

Syracuse, NY – Dr. Leonard Sax is the founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education.

He says single sex schools can serve to reduce disciplinary problems and improve grades, because there are different ways of teaching boys and girls.

That's not to say either sex learns better - or differently - than the other.

Oswego, NY – This week Grant Reeher talks with newly elected Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle, of the 25th district. She looks forward at the new term, including her own individual policy priorities and committee assignments. She also discusses President Obama and the prospects for further cooperation and compromise with Congress, and looks back at her surprise upset of Dan Maffei.

WRVO – The morning's regional news headlines from the WRVO newsroom.

WRVO – One Central New York Congressman says he'll be more vigilant but will add no security in the wake of the shooting of a fellow member of Congress.

Cong. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh) spoke with WRVO's Dave Bullard Monday morning.

Oswego, NY – Senator Chuck Schumer says a newly-implemented aspect of the health care reform law will save New York's seniors billions. That story and more in today's newscast.

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