Politics

Governor Cuomo Outlines 2014 Agenda for New York State

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 State of the State Address, outlining a sweeping agenda which builds on the success of the last three years to change the direction of New York State: reducing spending below inflation and personal income growth for the first time in 40 years, transforming a $10 billion deficit into…

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No Taxes for North Country Manufacturing – Part of Governor Cuomo’s proposal for 2014

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal on Monday. The proposal is designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the State. In a statement Governor Cuomo’s office attributes a reduction in the deficit to responsible fiscal management in state government. The Governor’s Office…

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K&J – The “State of Saranac Lake”

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Today on the K&J show, we’re speaking with Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau about the “State of the Village” of Saranac Lake. The Mayor’s published State of the Village is headed to the paper for publication and our conversation begins with a look back at 2013. Mayor Rabideau says 2013 will go down as a…

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Rice Formally Joins Franklin County Legislature

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Franklin County Opens their business for the new year with some new County Legislators.. One of whom represents the Southern end of the County; Legislator Barb Rice… She was officially sworn in Monday afternoon.. We spoke with her following the meeting. “I’m looking forward to getting to work.” Rice Said, “and I’m excited to have…

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Locking in Plattsburgh’s 2014 Tax Rate

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The first major decision for new Council members in the City of Plattsburgh comes this week as Thursday will mark the vote to lock in the City’s Tax Rate…   Plattsburgh Mayor James Calnon tells WNBZ the new council does have the ability to amend the budget when necessary.. The key vote will be to solidify…

Kasprzack’s Final Day as Mayor of Plattsburgh

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Today is the last day in office for Plattsburgh Mayor Don Kasprzack.. On New Year’s Day tomorrow at 1pm, Mayor Elect James Calnon will be sworn in during an inauguration ceremony in the Auditorium at City Hall… City Court Judge Mark Rogers will deliver the Oath of Office to Calnon and to the incoming Common…

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Harrietstown Fire Contract Increases $35,000

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Before the Town of Harrietstown even gets started on next year’s budget, they’ll have to pay back money they borrowed from an emergency fund designed to be there in times of need. That’s because the Town of Santa Clara has chosen to enter into the Tupper Lake Fire Contract, as opposed to the Saranac Lake…

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Owens weighs in on President’s NSA Surveillence Commission

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In an effort to revive public confidence in the nation’s embattled intelligence services, the White House on Wednesday released a report suggesting far-reaching changes to the National Security Agency’s controversial data collection programs. WNBZ speaks with Congressman Bill Owens on this topic and explores the implications and what might come from the report.. The report, offered by…

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Cuomo Announces $715 Million in REDC Awards

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Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that $715.9 million has been awarded through Round Three of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.  A centerpiece of the Governor’s strategy to jumpstart the economy and create jobs, the Regional Councils were put in place in 2011 to redesign the state’s approach to economic development from a top-down model to…

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Ten Regional Councils – $750 Million in Funding Announced Today

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Three Quarters of a Billion Dollars is up for grabs today in Albany as Governor Cuomo Announces the winners among ten Regional Economic Development Councils who are all competing for their share of the pie in round Three… The North Country Regional Economic Development Council has been extremely successful in positioning itself in one of…

Cuomo Accepts Tax Commission Recommendations

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First on the list this morning is the final report from the Tax Relief Commission and its co-chairs, former Governor George Pataki and Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees and former State Comptroller H. Carl McCall. Governor Cuomo has accepted the recommendations of the report which means homeowners and businesses in the state could…

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The economy is improving, housing prices seem to be on the rise. As far as we can tell, without spending a few hours verifying specific numbers and statistics, things are getting better across most industries. It’s not necessarily the reason we’re hiring, but WNBZ and our sister stations are pleased to see the impact of…

Douglas asks Essex County Board for another term as Chairman

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Jay Town Supervisor Randy Douglas is again vying for the chairmanship of the Essex County Board of Supervisors….  In a letter to the public and his colleagues, Douglas says he and Vice Chairman Bill Ferebee have worked hard to keep EssexCounty at the front of the line for State and Federal funding grant opportunities. With…

Trudeau / Clarkson Receive $35 Million Grant

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a partnership between New York State, Clarkson University, and the Trudeau Institute to form a world-class biotech enterprise and further establish the region as a premier center of biotechnology research and development. Clarkson University, a nationally-ranked private university in Potsdam, and the Trudeau Institute, a world-renowned center for immunological…

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Noisy Vehicles Beware.. Tupper Lake is on the Prowl

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The Village of Tupper Lake is throwing their weight behind a new local law that would restrict the use of aftermarket noise-makers installed on vehicles in the community..  The new law would allow Tupper Lake Police Chief Eric Proulx to provide for enforcement  He says right now his department does have options, but the new law…

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Schumer Seeks to Extend Restrictions on 3-D Gun Printing

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Senator Chuck Schumer is seeking an extension of a federal law banning the printing of 3-D firearms…  The law banning the technology is set to expire on December 9th…  Schumer says the technology of so-called 3-D printing has advanced to the point anyone with $1,000 and an Internet connection can access the plastic parts that…

Senate Considers Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act This Week

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The Senate considers Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s proposal this week…  If approved, Gillibrand’s Bill would give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the military chain of command for prosecutions.  Gillibrand has support from nearly half the Senate for her proposal But the legislation remains short of the necessary votes.…

Owens “Trade Relationship is Critical”

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U.S. Congressman Bill Owens addressed the 19th Annual Canadian American Business Council’s (CABC) Ottawa Summit as part of the conference’s Canada/U.S. Lawmaker Roundtable. The two-day conference focused on the future of Canada-U.S. trade relations. The roundtable included two other panelists, MP Rob Merrifield and MP Don Davies. Owens and his Canadian counterparts discussed cross-border issues and…

K&J – Local Mid Term Election Results – In Depth

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Kim Fitzgerald has borrowed a pair of glasses from Clyde Baker who sits across from here at the “Counting Table” in the Harrietstown Town Hall as independent monitors from both parties, poll workers and officials from the Franklin County Board of Elections are all on hand to assure a smooth running election day. We hear Chad…

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