Politics

K&J – Part Two – Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

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Today on the K&J show, Part two of our discussion with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey who recently announced her plans to run again in the fall for another term in the House.. And our conversation continues in part two of the K&J show with a focus on education.. In part two of the discussion we focus…

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K&J – Assemblywoman Janet Duprey

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Today on the K&J show, Part one of our discussion with Assemblywoman Janet Duprey who recently announced her plans to run again in the fall for another term in the House..   We spoke with her in her offices on the OVAL in Plattsburgh on Thursday Afternoon.. She has a full schedule between the statehouse and…

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Gillibrand Introduces Family Medical Insurance Leave Act

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Plattsburgh, NY – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing federal legislation that would create paid family and medical leave. The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program, ensuring that American workers would no longer have to choose between a paycheck and caring for themselves…

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K&J – Tupper Lake Chamber President Adam Budreau

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The Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce has been through a changing of the guard in the last 8 months and their work is focused on re-defining Destination Marketing and Tourism for the region and strengthening their mission of advocacy and support of local business…  Today on the K&J show we’ll speak with the Chamber’s new…

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Bolstering Entrepreneurs with Class

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The Adirondack Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the village of Saranac Lake has developed a program designed to initiate a class for entrepreneurs interested in starting up a new business or expanding their business.. It’s focused primarily on smaller businesses who are in need of capital to get their projects off the ground.. The…

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K&J – Grooming the Rails

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There’s a Snowmobile Trail system in the North Country that will take you just about anywhere you need to go.. From Lake Placid, however, the only way to get where you want to go, with a few exceptions, is to ride out to Lake Clear on the Adirondack Rail Corridor and it’s the responsibility of…

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Work Begins Behind Harrietstown Town Hall

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Construction work on the Electrical System at the rear of the Harrietstown Town Hall could have an impact on Winter Carnival Events scheduled in the Auditorium.. As February approaches, work will begin on the Electric Service to the Building and as Supervisor Bob Bevilacqua explains, that means access to the emergency exits in the Auditorium…

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Assemblyman Dan Stec on Executive Budget

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Now that the Governor has presented his proposals to the legislature, he’s going to have some work ahead to get it all passed…  We hear today from Assemblyman Dan Stec.. He tells us he’s concerned about the rationale behind Governor Cuomo’s Property Tax Freeze.. Assemblyman-elect Daniel Stec was elected to serve the constituents of the…

Adirondack Council Weighs in on Executive Budget

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More Reaction this morning on the Governor’s Executive Budget Proposal…  The Adirondack Council’s Executive Director is William C. Janeway.. “The Adirondack Council is pleased that Governor Cuomo has devoted so much time and energy to Adirondack issues over the past year.  We hope that his enthusiasm translates into additional funding in his upcoming State Budget,”…

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Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address on Tuesday outlining what he called a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families. “In the past, budgets in New York State have meant little more than out of…

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NY State Senator Betty Little Staying Put

New York State Senator Betty Little is staying in the Senate… She’s decided not to run for the Congressional Seat being vacated by Congressman Bill Owens at the end of the year…. In a statement, Little says “Having taken some time to think about it, I’ve decided not to seek the Republican nomination for the open…

Governor Cuomo – $1.6M for Saranac River Trail

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Governor Cuomo is focusing on healthy and active outdoor activity this year.. That’s becoming more and more clear as he continues to support the region with tax incentives for business as well as for property owners…  One of the bigger announcements of grant funding for the North Country from the Governor is a 1.6 million…

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Cuomo Announces Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Grants for the North Country

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the award of approximately $67 million in funding for 63 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation enhancement projects that will encourage tourism and economic development opportunities across the state. The projects include the addition of accessible sidewalks, improved pedestrian access to public transportation services, construction of new bicycle and…

More Revelations about NSA Surveillance

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A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency‘s hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept computer deliveries, exploit hardware vulnerabilities, and even hijack Microsoft’s internal reporting system to spy on their targets. Der Spiegel’s revelations relate to a division of the NSA known as Tailored Access Operations, or TAO,…

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Owens Will Not Run Again in November

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Congressman Bill Owens Announced Tuesday his intention to retire from politics. In a statement to the Media, Congressman Owens wrote “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election for the 21st Congressional District this November.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to travel the district, meeting and serving the families and business…

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Assessing the Value of Elected, vs Appointed Public Servants

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Should your Assessor be elected to the office? Or should a Town Assessor be a professional certified for the task of maintaining a fair and balanced tax role.. That’s the question the Town of North Elba is facing as they consider following the loss of Kim Daby who, as everyone knows, had been assessing property…

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Committee to Make Recommendations to City Council..

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There may be a new marina on Lake Champlain this spring… That’s provided the City of Plattsburgh can come to a decision regarding which of the two proposals to accept for operation of the city waterfront. Mayor James Calnon hopes they can… The Plattsburgh Boat Basin is proposing to provide the requested 25 Moorings and…

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K&J – Recreation in Plattsburgh

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One of the first major decisions for Plattsburgh’s new councilors came Thursday Evening as the board locked in the tax rate for the city, approving the 2014 Budget. During the discussion, Councilman Mike Kelly complimented the previous administration for their diligence in preparing a budget that they as incoming members of the council would in fact…

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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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