“History shows us that when abortion is banned, abortion becomes unsafe for women.”
“History shows us that when abortion is banned, abortion becomes unsafe for women.”
“Hydroseeding, stream restoration, buffer establishment, septic education. These are all the kinds of programs that are going to help promote water quality.”
“Somebody working in energy storage and clean tech as it relates to agriculture, they might end up steering toward Binghamton.”
The resolution passed committee on a four-to-one vote. The full council will vote on the resolution on July 6th.
Governor Hochul will call the legislature back into session in the coming weeks to address the issue. “We are not powerless.”
The Homecoming Players have been planning performances of Samuel D. Hunter’s play A Great Wilderness for a long time.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion, ruled that New York’s restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment.
“I’m confident this is not one of these issues that will be in the partisan maw, we can get bipartisan support for it.”
Twice in the past 15 years, a lieutenant governor in New York found themselves suddenly elevated to governor.
Andrew Giuliani was not on stage and had to take part virtually in the first two debates due to his vaccination status.
The first 100 or more retail licenses will be offered to people who either had a past marijuana-related offense or have a family member who did.
The new laws are intended to counter U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past decade rolling back parts of the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“Standards (at nail salons) just aren’t adequate. They’re not enough to support a living wage or to support the genuine health of workers.”
“If you tell a lie repeatedly enough and you embellish it with the veneer of telling a factual story, many people are going to believe it.”
“Your clients are more than your clients, because you probably know them. They’re people in your community, and so they feel more like family.”
“No 18 year old can walk in on their birthday, and walk out again with an AR-15. Those days are over.”
“It makes gun trafficking a federal crime. And it makes sure there are penalties for the kingpins and people who are running these trafficking rings.”
The 18-year-old Conklin native is accused of killing 10 and injuring three others when he allegedly opened fire at a Tops Market in Buffalo.
“Senior citizens…were making ends meet before, and right now, just with the increased cost of everything, they’re not able to do so.”
Governor Hochul says the state budget includes $25 million dollars to support abortion care facilities in New York, and has $10 million dollars to beef up security.
The Youth Orchestra of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra gives two performances of its season finale, once in Watkins Glen, and again in Ithaca. We hear from the Music Director, Kirsten Marshall, then narrator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne joins us by phone.
Photo credit: CCO Youth Orchestra
“This creates a presumption that if you served in one of these places that had burn pits, and you get sick, you get covered.”
Whoever wins the special election for the 23rd Congressional District will serve out the remainder of Reed’s term, which ends in December.
A Starbucks spokesperson told Bloomberg that the closure was based on facilities, staffing and time and attendance issues.
“It’s unacceptable to re-fire up old fossil fuel plants in the middle of a climate crisis just to make fake money to make a few rich people richer.”
The measure would also create new legal protections against voter intimidation and deception, and allow voters to more easily sue.
“This is a restorative bill. It’s about rehabilitation, it’s about our communities. It’s about investing.”
Buffalo, Binghamton, ESF and Geneseo made up the majority of the problem.
“The suspension of New York State gas taxes will save New Yorkers about $600 million through the end of the year.”
“By offering such a low number the diocese has re-victimized clergy sexual abuse survivors.”
“There’s this pent up demand for travel. People will use any excuse out there to take a bigger vacation.”
“How does an 18-year-old purchase an AR-15 in the state of New York, the state of Texas? That person’s not old enough to buy a legal drink.”
Of course, a turtle in the middle of the road might need your help.
“The tragedy in Buffalo has created an unexpected and unintended context for the planned assessment.”
“Today is a good day, today is a righteous day, because it is a victory for justice. And it is long overdue.”
The new 24th district, which includes most of Oswego County and stretches west through the Finger Lakes and into Niagara County in western New York.
I’m putting off things like going to the dentist because I’ve just been out from work so much already. I know a lot of families have it even worse than I do.”
Among the proposals is one that would close a loophole, and outlaw a category of weapons designed to evade the New York’s gun control laws.
In 1970, after New York became the first state to legalize abortion, an estimated 200,000 women came from other states to have the procedure here.
“We’ve had less time with things being frozen. So we’re having a longer growing season.”
Investigators say they are looking into a document published online filled with rants about race and the “replacement” theory.
“The hate has not just infected our society and how people think. It’s literally been weaponized.”
“That’s a tougher hill for (Claudia Tenney) to climb, but she’s got a lot of name recognition. She has money; she has incumbency.”
“I can only speculate that people are tired of this, I’m tired of it, but the virus, unfortunately, doesn’t get tired.”
Some voters said they were turned away from the polls because they followed an earlier, incorrect polling place assignment.
Replacement theory is the false idea that there’s a plot to outweigh white voters with non-white immigrants.
“When there’s early warning signs that someone could do harm to themselves or others, there has to be an examination as to whether or not there are guns in the house.”
“We’re trying to remember the 10 people who did not come out of that grocery store. The 10 people whose lives ended because they went grocery shopping.”
“This coward manifested white supremacy in a violent and tragic way.”
Residents of Conklin, New York, are surprised the teen accused of a mass shooting was a neighbor. People of color in Binghamton have a different view.
The congressional committee investigating the events of Jan. 6 has subpoenaed Mastriano, but he didn’t appear for a deposition in March.
New York is set to hold a primary election on June 28 for statewide offices, but primaries for congressional and state Senate seats will be held on Aug. 23.
“I want them to have … a system that would immediately alert individuals.”
The small, mostly white town is just outside of Binghamton. Conklin residents are trying to make sense of the shooting.
While some symptoms like sinus or upper respiratory issues can be the same with allergies and COVID-19, there are also some distinct differences.
“How many times do survivors have to relive their trauma at a press conference or in front of legislators before you take action?”
The study shows an estimated 7,000 deaths a year due to occupational disease.
The governor says $10 million dollars will also be available to increase security protections for clinics.
“To say we’re feeling pain at the pump is an understatement. Prices have literally doubled since last year.”
“We watched our daughter suffer. It was horrible. And she asked and asked and asked for medical aid in dying.”
Alderperson Jorge Defendini said the law will help workers advocate for more equitable pay.
“You don’t want to mess with the state of New York. And I assure you that this is fight you will not win.”
For this election cycle, the rule applies only to Benjamin, who was indicted April 12 on federal corruption charges and resigned later that day.
Among the goals is requiring 85% of homes and commercial buildings to be equipped with electrified heat pumps instead of fossil fuel-based furnaces.
The state Board of Elections says its staff is ready to “quickly develop a new Political Calendar for an August primary”.
Vaccine protectiveness waned by 6% to 20% each time antibiotics were prescribed, resulting in vulnerability to diseases like whooping cough and pneumonia.
“We’ll be paid back many times over with greater peace in our communities, less violence in our communities.”
Alderperson Cynthia Brock said she’s working with the Tompkins County Ethics Board to open an investigation into the former mayor.
The Ithaca Community Orchestra presents “Homage”, a concert of music by Schubert, Ravel, and both Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn in the Hangar Theatre. Music Director Aaron Burgess joins us to talk about the program and the history of the Community Orchestra
Photo credit: Ithaca Community Orchestra
“I would like the Legislature to….(correct) what is really a strange part of our law that does not allow the removal of someone who is under indictment.”
“We seriously disagree with the proposition that this was an egregious gerrymander. We don’t believe it was a gerrymander at all.”
Composer and choreographer Lavinia Reid joins us to talk about her ballet version of the story of Snow White, a fan favorite that returns to Ithaca Ballet. She tells about creating a scenario that gives opportunities to the adult, as well as to the young dancers, and about creating movement while composing the music.
Photo credit: Ithaca Ballet
Hawkins and his running mate Gloria Mattera said their first order of business is to get the Green Party on the ballot.
Voters increasingly disapprove of how the governor is handling a number of issues like crime and the economy.
Questions About the Disgraced Former Lt. Gov. Continue to Follow Governor Hochul.
“What was being asked for wasn’t the moon. It was what was needed.”
New York could become the next state to require employers to disclose information about pay and benefits in job listings and to their current employees.
Brian Benjamin was a state senator when the Manhattan district attorney subpoenaed him last year about an alleged scheme run by a former campaign aide.
“Today, we unionize a store that is not even four months old. That really shows that the unions are in the future for Starbucks.”
Lawmakers on both sides of the issue said public safety changes were the biggest hurdle to clear in budget negotiations.
Van Houten said the Reimaging Public Safety working group lacked full understanding of Ithaca’s existing criminal justice system when it authored the report.
“A number of comments and emails that we received recently made me feel like I was living in some alternate universe,” said Alderperson Ducson Nguyen.
“The cost of labor and the fact we can’t find people continues to be a problem.”
“Parents need to work in order to take care of their families, and when they don’t have anyone to take care of their kids, the kids are lacking.”
Once the thermometer reaches about 45 degrees the ticks begin to emerge and latch on to humans or pets, anything that provides them a blood meal.
“The Legislature and the governor have agreed to replace JCOPE, but unfortunately with something that has the same fatal flaw.”
Anyone in New York with a pending application for federal aid is protected from court-ordered eviction. But some landlords are trying to force tenants out illegally.
The budget’s been held up as Governor Hochul presses for changes to the 2019 criminal justice reforms, which ended cash bail for most crimes.
“Providers statewide, including at the state’s mass vaccination sites, are ready to administer second booster doses for eligible New Yorkers.”
With paychecks for 62,000 state employees due on Wednesday, there’s talk of the Senate and Assembly passing a short term spending extender.
The law creates minimum staffing ratios and requires that nursing home residents get at least 3.5 hours per day of direct nursing care.
“Why are we giving welfare to billionaires?”
The Senate and Assembly adjourned until Monday, when they say they will try again to reach an accord.
“That was all because of product demand, and I don’t think product demand is going to subside this year.”
The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents “The Spirit Sings” in two performances, one in Ithaca and another in Seneca Falls. Artistic Director Sean Linfors joins us to talk about the themes of the concert, the long break the ensemble had during the shut-down, and the excitement accompanying the premiere of a new work.
Photo credit: Cayuga Vocal Ensemble
More than half of New York’s counties lost population due to more people moving out than moving in since that last census.
“We don’t want the deck chairs on the Titanic being rearranged. We want the real independent ethics commission that the public’s been promised.”
Marvin Mayfield with the Center for Community Alternatives blamed law enforcement and some politicians, who he said deliberately spread misinformation.
Cellist Eric Johnson explains how this special instrumentation originated, and contrasts the ways in which the two composers wrote for the piano trio.
A 10-point memo written by Hochul would make changes to the state’s bail reform laws has done nothing to ease agitation over rising crime rates.
Outgoing director John Collins says prices are a ‘red flag’
The Senate is proposing over $4 billion in additional funds for child care, saying the goal is to provide “universal” access.
“The health of the economy is good and it’s strong, but the recovery is not where we want it to be. It’s uneven.”
The State Assembly, in its one-house budget resolution, is proposing an 11% cost of living adjustment for those workers in the upcoming fiscal year.
The judge also ruled that the city must “preserve and maintain” the statue for the rest of its useful life.
“Whether it’s rising crime, sky high taxes, rising cost of living… All of those are an outgrowth of a broken system.”
Gas in New York averages over $4.46 a gallon according to AAA, and it’s unclear when this surge, spurred by inflation and the war in Ukraine, will ease.
New York is also flush with cash for this year’s state budget, thanks to federal aid during the pandemic and stronger-than-expected tax receipts.
“Here we are today with people who are really trying to rebuild their culture.I believe that we have a debt that we owe them, and this is a great opportunity to step up.”
Cornish served as interim president since last summer after Dr. Shirley Collado stepped down.
The New York Attorney General’s Office frames it as a misleading attempt by Cuomo to save face after the barrage of controversies.
The proposed Department of Community Safety would oversee the current police force, as well as a new division of five unarmed responders.
Opera Ithaca is presenting the premiere of a new opera, We Wear the Sea Like a Coat. We hear from the composer, Sally Lamb McCune, and Artistic Director, Ben Robinson. They tell us about the gestation of the opera which began with a chance meeting in the Orkney Islands and grew into a poetic, but dramatic story.
Photo credit: Opera Ithaca
“After four years of Trump…we still have a Governor and Lieutenant Governor who serve the interests of the billionaires and big corporations.”
At least one of the designated nominees could still face a primary challenge for the official nomination in June.
Biden Administration touts job-creating potential of wind industry
This strategy is said to ease what’s called “range anxiety” or the fear of running out of “fuel” in an area with no charging station.
The winter storm continues to bring heavy snow to portions of Central New York with a wintry mix for the Southern Tier and south.
“Lawmakers have shackled the hands of law enforcement with irresponsible restrictions, while simultaneously allowing violent criminals to operate with impunity.”
Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and evening commutes Friday.
The Conservative Party of New York State didn’t take kindly to Wilson’s announcement Tuesday, saying they’d continue to back Zeldin in the race for governor.
When you look at just the opinions of parents who have children in kindergarten through high school, they are more closely divided.
“Shame on us if we’re not anticipating and watching what’s happening across the globe, and the possible impact in any city.”
Senator Schumer said The Affordable Insulin Now Act is being met with bipartisan support and he anticipates it will pass within the next several months.
“When everyone in our community is healthy, our state will be healthy, and our nation will be healthy.”
“I spoke with our keynote speaker today, Hillary Clinton, a few months ago. She tried to persuade me not to run,”
“There are those who actually believe Democrats are vulnerable this November. I flatly reject that notion right here.”
“We are going to continue speaking to New Yorkers. That is basically the strategy. And let them know what our administration is accomplishing.”
“When I heard he was running for governor, I wanted in. I wanted to be part of that campaign — to shake things up and get something done in Albany.”
“I’m a nurse and I didn’t see it. I didn’t see diabetes, because we don’t have it in our family and that’s what you automatically think.”
“We (should) take care of our workers, give them what they need, but give the farmers, perhaps tax relief, to ameliorate the impacts.”
The bill was modeled after the Child Victims Act, which created a temporary look back window for victims of child sex abuse to bring civil claims against abusers.
“If you vote yes and extend the emergency order and keep our kids in masks, you can go to bed at night considering yourselves child abusers.”
Cuomo’s personal attorney said the former governor will personally file the complaint against James with one of the state’s Attorney Grievance Committees.
DSP Shows is presenting the Howard Jones Trio with guest artist singer/songwriter Rachael Sage in the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca. Rachael Sage joins us to talk about her many albums, as well as her many collaboration with other musicians. She also talks about her Poetica project and the different aspects of writing poetry versus writing songs.
Photo credit: Rachael Sage
“There has been no decision made on a date on which the mask mandate in schools will end.”
“This could force the shuttering of food pantries and the closure of AIDS clinics statewide.”
Members of the faculty unions from the state and city university systems, along with their allies in the Legislature, testified Monday at a budget hearing.
“I think her decision to declare immediately after the boundaries were proposed, reflects an effort to try to deter other potential Republicans…from running.”
“I’m going to continue to head in that direction. We are hoping to get to that. That is our goal. But I am going to continue looking at the metrics.”
“Those families never received an apology. No one’s ever been held accountable. They were told ‘who cares’ by the last governor.”
Former Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick gained a reputation as a rising star in progressive politics since he was elected at age 24. He stepped down as mayor this past weekend.
“The real question is whether courts are going to be willing to wade into that.”
The old National Cash Register building on South Hill in Ithaca, across from Ithaca College is now a multi-purpose facility that includes space for artists, and the Gallery at South Hill. We hear from curator Michael Sampson and the artist whose work is now on display, Marc Reed.
Photo credit: Gallery at South Hill
“When you do it, just remember you owe not just income tax, but if you do it for any length of time, you’re also going to owe self-employment tax.”
“The graduates will be able to assist anywhere we need them in a medical capacity will be available starting in early February.”
“There should be regret for not recognizing and respecting the will of the people.”
“As we unravel the gerrymanders of the past, it doesn’t make it a gerrymander of today. These are districts drawn fairly.”
A local coalition is working to salvage materials from some of the older houses being torn down in Ithaca.
“(Tenney) is a particularly conservative Republican. She’s very much of a firebrand type and style, like former President Trump in some ways.”
The Proposal Comes After the Deaths of NYPD Officers Wilbert Mora and Jason Rivera.
“This is not a strong start, and does not come close to universal child care.”
If approved, the new districts would result in some major changes across central and northern New York.
“One of these bills has the resources for these emergency baby bundles in every emergency room where deliveries are being done.”
In Central New York, warmer temperatures could lead to more lake effect snow.
The request will be reconsidered Friday by a panel of judges from the court, and could ultimately be reversed.
“That’s the steepest population drop of any state in the nation,” said Hochul, who called it “an alarm bell that cannot be ignored.”
“Part of my frustration is that when anything bad that happens, it’s got to be bail reform’s fault.”
Inspired by a successful effort to unionize a location in Buffalo in December, Starbucks workers at three locations in Ithaca said they want to follow suit.
The mandate “is a law that was promulgated and enacted unlawfully by an executive branch state agency, and therefore void and unenforceable.”
A lot of state money hasn’t been spent, because many families don’t know it’s out there.
“If they were to take a taste of it accidentally, not a problem, could be a little bit irritating, but not a real big issue.
“Our maternal mental health conditions are largely underreported, and symptoms often go unaddressed.”
Movie theaters have long lobbied for a change in the rules, but word of the development came as a surprise to many theater owners.
Small metro areas in upstate New York like Ithaca and Utica are also still struggling to recover with Ithaca only recovering so far by roughly .3%.
According to the Siena poll, three in 10 New Yorkers think it’s very likely that the U.S. will remain the world’s oldest continuing democracy.
A majority of Republicans, independents, Latinos, white voters and men feel minority New Yorkers do have the same opportunities.
Already, conservatives including former President Trump are applauding the news.
“Blood donor turnout has really plummeted because of the variant that has affected this region and across the country.”
WSKG Radio will broadcast Gov. Hochul’s budget address at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
A highly infectious disease that has spread internationally was detected in New York state late last year, and it has ignited a movement for widespread vaccination — of rabbits.
“The litigation has absolutely complicated matters, slowed things down, and I think kind of dragged out the division in the community and the hurt.”
So far, neither the Biden administration nor leaders in Congress have said that they plan to send more rent relief funding to New York.
“I would argue that the victims of all of these crimes we’re talking about, they are victims of color and minorities in many, many cases.”
If the commission fails to agree on a new set of maps to send to the Legislature for consideration, lawmakers will then take over the process.
“Ideally, every visitor would be vaccinated and boosted, but we don’t have the authority to create that restriction.”
“This would be such a vast improvement over the disaster that is JCOPE.”
“Being the 44th mayor of the City of Ithaca has been the honor of my lifetime.”
Campuses across New York state will begin hosting free COVID testing for the general public this week.
Some people in the Southern Tier say supervised drug-injection sites can save lives. Others say it enables drug use.
“Once again, the January Regents exams cannot be safely, equitably and fairly administered across the state.”