Bribery and Scandal
6:21 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Cuomo in Syracuse Pushes Public Campaign Financing, Stronger Govt Corruption Laws

Governor Cuomo speaks at SU for his Campaign Finance Reform, Voting Reform and Anti-Corruption Legislation
Credit Chris Bolt, WAER News

Chris Bolt reports on Governor Cuomo visit to Syracuse University Newhouse School to promote "Clean Up NY"

Governor Andrew Cuomo continued his push in Syracuse Wednesday for a package of bills he’s touting as “Clean Up New York.”


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State Legislature
9:16 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

NYPIRG, Other Groups try to Get Tougher Mercury Law Passed in Albany

Environmental groups pushing State Senate to enact tougher Mercury restrictions.
Credit ehow.com

Mercury pollution could pose a lesser threat to New York’s natural environment thanks to a bill passed in the State Assembly Monday.   But Environmental groups are tryig to urge the State Senate to jump on board. 

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Ryan Loyd is Texas Public Radio's city beat and political reporter who brings more than a decade of news experience back to his hometown.

Ryan began reporting at KGNB radio in New Braunfels, followed by KTSA. He worked in television news in Joplin, MO, San Antonio, Sherman, Texas, and Austin.

Since joining TPR in October 2011, Ryan has covered stories of local, state and national interest including the 2012 Democratic National Convention, where San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro delivered the keynote address.

Local Agriculture
5:30 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Syracuse Downtown Farmers' Market Opens

Fresh produce at Downtown Syracuse's Farmers' Market.
Credit Max Brady

A rainy start to the Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market today didn’t keep it from opening with a splash.  Workers stopped by on their lunch breaks to enjoy the fresh produce and baked goods, and left with items to take home.  The weekly event featured dozens of vendors selling fruits, vegetables, wine, baked goods, dairy products and decorative plants.

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Pressure from Schumer
1:02 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Minoa Mayor Hopes to Find Solution to Longtime Flooding Problem Near Railroad Tracks

Sen Schumer helps Minoa try to work out flooding problem with CSX Railroad company.
Credit villageofminoa.com

Kaitlyn Richards reports on what Minoa's Mayor hopes to get out of meeting the CSX Railroad company regarding flooding caused by the rail yard.

The Village of Minoa is hoping for a solution to a long-standing flooding problem that is affecting all the houses adjacent to the rail yard. 

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Politics & Government
1:45 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Labor Groups say "Hold On" before passing Cuomo's Tax Free NY business plan

Gov Cuomo's Tax Free Business Plan drawing Criticism

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax free business plan is taking criticism from state labor groups. The proposal would allow businesses that move onto a SUNY campus to be free of property taxes, sales taxes, and income taxes.

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Jobs and Education
1:21 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

The Value of STEM subjects Shown in Scholarships and Brookings Study

How education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM fields) pays off.
Credit srcinc.com

Four Central New York Students received Scholarships to follow education in STEM fields…right at a time when a recent study shows how valuable Science, Technology, Engineering and Math can be. 


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