Politics

Karen Bisso Receives Conservative Party Support

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Karen Bisso, candidate for New York State Assembly in the 115th District, has received the endorsement of the St. Lawrence County Conservative Party. Bisso has been teaching for 28 years in the Plattsburgh City School District and she says she has also received the endorsement of the Franklin County Conservatives for the primary runoff…  Bisso says there…

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K&J – Town of Plattsburgh Supervisor Bernie Bassett

Today in the K&J show we’re speaking with Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett. In addition to a meeting with City Councilors and department heads in the City, the town has been the beneficiary of the work of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council with transportation manufacturing receiving the benefits of the Governor’s $180 Million…

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Duprey Speaks to NYSCOPBA Corrections Officers

Assemblywoman Janet L Duprey attended a NYSCOPBA-sponsored rally at the Capitol on Tuesday where she spoke to hundreds of correction officers and supporters from across the state, including several from Chateaugay. The rally was a protest against the governor’s proposal to close four correctional facilities. Duprey says “She will continue to work with my colleagues…

The Adirondack Winter Challenge – A Focus on the North Country

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Governor Cuomo is Touring the North Country on a snowmobile on Sunday..  and for the second time this year he’s working to highlight the region as a destination for tourism and winter activity..  Today in the K&J show, we’re going to look into the value of a visit by the Governor to the Adirondacks and…

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Assemblyman Dan Stec Puts Weight Behind APPLE Plan

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Assemblyman Dan Stec is putting his weight behind the APPLE Plan… It’s formally called The “Achieving Pupil Preparedness and Launching Excellence” Plan…  The Plan is a proposal presented by the minority in the Assembly which they suggest addresses critical issues in the areas of Curriculum, Teacher Supprt, Funding, Student Anxiety, Special Education, and Data Collection……

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Silver Speaks Out on UPK during Rally with NY Mayor DeBlasio

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is pushing Universal Pre-K and speaks out about the issue at an event on Tuesday in the Capital…. Speaker Silver was joined by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the rally.. During his speech he says they’ve fought so hard and so relentlessly to bring Universal Pre-K to the state…

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NY Senator Betty Little Joins New Committees

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In Addition to her other committees in Albany, New York State Senator Betty Little is now part of  the Rules Committee and the Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business Committee..  In an email to WNBZ, Senator Little says there was a chance to serve on some new committees because of the departure of a couple…

K&J – The Crisis in Ukraine –

Russia leader Vladimir Putin says he’ll protect Russians in Ukraine by any means, but hopes force not required MOSCOW – Accusing the West of encouraging an “unconstitutional coup” in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Moscow reserves the right to use its military to protect Russians there but voiced hope it won’t need to do so.…

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OWENS – Defense Budget Must Protect Active Military

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing to shrink the pentagon’s budget by more than $75 Billion Dollars over the next two years, reducing the size of the Army to its smallest levels since before World War Two and eliminating an entire fleet of Air Force fighter planes…  Here in the North Country, Congressman Owens says…

CUOMO SUBSIDIZES SNAP PROGRAM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is taking steps to preserve approximately $457 million a year in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that would otherwise be cut by the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. The bill was slated to cut SNAP benefits an average of $127 per month for affected…

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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