Sep 7th - 9:00 pm
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Thursday, President Obama will unveil his plan for job creation. Early reports suggest it will be a combination of payroll tax cuts, infrastructure investments and deficit aid for states. Congressman Brian Higgins has his own suggestions that could help Western New York.
Sep 7th - 8:55 pm
In September of 1971, inmates at Attica took over the prison for four days in protest of living conditions at the facility and the lacking of educational programs available. The uprising ended with a violent confrontation between the inmates and state police that left 39 people dead. As the 40th anniversary approaches, former inmates have teamed up with several other groups to raise awareness of current prison issues. That includes Joseph “Jazz” Hayden, who was released from Attica just days before the uprising began.
Sep 7th - 8:50 pm
Earlier this summer, Governor Cuomo seemed to suggest he’d be open to the idea of allowing non-Indian casinos to open in New York. Wednesday, the state senate held a public hearing on gambling. Among those who attended was Utica-area State Senator Joe Griffo, who thinks it should be up to voters whether more gambling is legalized.
Sep 7th - 8:26 pm
Much of Senator James Seward’s district was hit hard by flooding after Tropical Storm Irene. Wednesday, the area was hit again by the remnants of Hurricane Lee. He spoke with Liz on the phone with an update
Sep 6th - 8:25 pm
Cleanup efforts are still ongoing following Tropical Storm Irene. But they got a big boost over the weekend thanks to the “Labor for Your Neighbor” program. State Operations Director Howard Glaser discusses the recovery efforts.
Sep 2nd - 9:00 pm
One county that recieved a federal disaster declaration yesterday was Rensselaer County, where the city of Troy saw historic flooding from the Hudson River.
Nick Reisman was joined County Executive Kathy Jimino to talk more about the impact this storm has had on her community.
Sep 2nd - 9:00 pm
If you are a frequent viewer of this show, you might remember that a little more than a month ago we took the show on the road to Saratoga Springs for opening day of the summer meet at the Saratoga Race Track.
Each year, this is the most profitable 6 week span for the New York Racing Association, as the best horses from around the world flock to upstate New York.
This is the final weekend of racing for the year, and we caught up with NYRA President and CEO Charlie Hayward Friday to talk about how the meet has been going.
We also asked him about the decision to cancel racing for a day last week when Tropical Storm Irene approached, and discussed the financial future of NYRA, which is expected to loose 8 million dollars this year.
Sep 1st - 9:00 pm
Ulster County Executive Mike Hein saw his county suffer some of the worst flooding damage in the state. More than 50 thousand residents in Ulster county lost power. And at least 200 people were evacuated from their homes.
Sep 1st - 9:00 pm
Redistricting may not be the sexiest of topics, but it’s critically important to how the political landscape will be shaped next year.
This week, the state’s highest court overturned a lower court ruling– thus negating lines drawn by the Nassau county legislature’s Republican majority.
The Court of Appeals ruled that the legislature ignored proper redistricting guidelines and must go through the full process.
Now, why should you care about what one county on Long Island is doing? Well this ruling could have statewide implications for the redrawing district lines next year. Now State Democrats are saying it’s a sign
Sen. Mike Gianaris (D-Queens) is the Democrats’ redistricting champion. He joined Liz Benjamin from New York City Thursday.