Amtrak is getting $22 million of your state tax dollars…all to make sure the service continues and maybe improves. An agreement announced today has New York picking up a portion of the costs of four specific routes, with the federal government also subsidizing a share. Transportation Department Spokesperson Beau Duffy explains the support helps some of the busiest lines…and can perhaps lead to improvements.
The Green Party took advantage of the beautiful fall weather, and rode around the city on a trike registering people to vote. The party used National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to make sure people were registered to vote, and to spread the word about the Green Party.
The Onondaga County Republican Party conceded it won’t have a candidate for Syracuse Mayor in November. Chairman Tom Dadey called a press conference to end speculation whether or not a candidate would emerge. Dadey compared politics to baseball, and promises there will always be another season of politics.
Pat Hogan has decided to end his run for Syracuse Mayor. The move comes less than a week after he took second place in a three-way democratic primary against incumbent Stephanie Miner and Alfonso Davis.
Hogan's decision also means he won't be running on the Republican ticket. Here's the statement he released today: