Governor Cuomo is pushing legislation that he says will help improve New York State’s ability to coordinate preparation and response for disaster emergencies. The legislation has three parts… One.. to make technical updates to current emergency laws, Secondly it will allow the State to accept certain gifts and donations to assist with emergencies, and thirdly it will help implement the NY-Text emergency alert system which will provide immunity from liability to mobile service provider intermediaries that are acting on behalf of the State in sending emergency alert messages.
The Senate Armed Services Committee has rejected legislation that would have sidelined military commanders in sexual assault cases, a plan authored by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand which had bi-partisan support.
A famous singer is now a spokeswoman for the “Audio Books” industry. Janis Ian explains, in this interview with CBS News Correspondent Dan Raviv
CBS’s Dan Raviv takes a look at the latest opinion poll on the government’s counter-terrorism surveillance program.
The Senate is expected to pass their version of the farm bill tonight (Monday 6/10/13) but it’s prospects remain uncertain in the House. Correspondent Bob Fuss has a preview plus Congressman Owens gives us his take on where the vote in the House may go.. and a bonus.. Fuel prices in the united states remain steady but there is volatility from place to place.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, says regulations on wines and craft beverages in New York are creating a burden for producers.. and she is seeking a provincial sales tax exemption for all wine and craft beverages grown and produced in New YorkState. Gillibrand tells WNBZ “Burdensome trade regulations are holding New York back from selling these products…
Governor Cuomo says Tax-Free NY,” a game-changing initiative that will transform SUNY campuses and university communities across the state.
The Mississippi Freedom Trail dedicates a marker on the site of the infamous 1963 Woolworth Store “Sit In” on Capital Street in Jackson this week. Erickson Blakney tells the story.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is Leading One-Third of the Senate in Calling to Protect Critical Food Assistance for Community’s Most Vulnerable. Gillibrand says the Senate’s version of the Farm Bill will drop $4.1 Billion dollars in Food Stamps for Veterans, and Seniors.
The Senator in an email to WNBZ says she’s deeply disappointed with the bill’s drastic cuts… “Just as important as the health of our agriculture industry, she says is the health and nutrition of our children and families.”
She continues by saying Families who are living in poverty – hungry children, seniors, troops and veterans who are just trying to figure out how to keep the lights on and put food on the table were not the ones who spent this nation into debt and the Senate should not be trying to balance the budget on their backs. They deserve better from this Congress than they’re getting she says.
Saranac Lake says “Don’t count your chickens until you have all the ducks in a row” but Tupper Lake is already there. They just have to wait 20 years. More to do about nothing and the livestock and chicken population inside village limits..
Starting June 1st, The Village of Tupper Lake will restrict watering of lawns and gardens.. Mark Robillard says No Watering of Lawns will be permitted on Mondays and then from Santa Clara Avenue Uptown in Tupper Watering will be permitted on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and From Santa Clara Downtown to the Junction watering will be…
If you live on a state highway in Saranac Lake, fixing your sewer line to the street could be more expensive than you might think.. In fact, it could be as much as $20,000 more expensive. Dr Neil Miller owns property at 88 Church Street. He and his family find themselves in a difficult and expensive situation following the collapse of their sewer line which connects to the church street line..
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Washington, DC – This week, the House Agriculture Committee approved its version of the Farm Bill, moving the legislation to the floor for consideration of the full House of Representatives. Congressman Bill Owens, who has long advocated for the Farm Bill to move forward, praised the bipartisan effort and called on his colleagues to swiftly…
A hearing is scheduled in the Village of Saranac Lake to discuss a local law which would temporarily restrict the housing of livestock until the board can formalize a policy which falls in line with the comprehensive plan.
Saranac Lake Village Trustee Barb Rice announces her intention to run for the seat vacated by outgoing Legislator Tim Burpoe.
Joanne Caswell is Executive Director of Families First… She tells the Essex County Board of Supervisors May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. At a recent Essex County Meeting, Caswell says 21% of children age 9 to 17 have a diagnosable mental health or addictive disorder.. and she says “Unfortunately 79% of those don’t receive any services so the stigma associated with mental health is still here with parents and their kids”
The Tupper Lake Committee working on plan for the new Emergency Services Building will be watching the polls today at the Goff Nelson Library. Voters will answer yes or no to the referendum which asks “Can the Village of Tupper Lake borrow up to $3.2 Million towards construction of a new emergency services building on…
A New York Appeals Court has ruled in favor of two upstate towns, Dryden and Middlefield, saying a lower court was right in upholding bans the towns placed on fracking – or the fracturing of underground shale rock to extract natural gas. Dryden passed a zoning ordinance in 2011 prohibiting oil and gas drilling, including…
A coalition of lawmakers from the Assembly are proposing to cut Hollywood tax credits by $90 million and use the savings to restore cuts from not-for-profits supported by the Office of People With Developmental Disabilities.. Assemblyman Dan Stec is part of the coalition..
Adirondack Recreational Trail Advocates (ARTA) today filed a formal request with New York’s Departments of Environmental Conservation and Transportation and the Adirondack Park Agency pressing for an immediate review of the 1995 management plan for the corridor, a review scheduled in the plan itself for each of 2001, 2006, and 2012 but never undertaken. The rail-to-trail conversion…