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February 1, 2012 by

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Looking for news about the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Pennsylvania? Hoping to hear a story that aired on WSKG Radio this morning? Please peruse our archives here for material aired before January 31st, 2012, and head over to WSKG.org for stories aired on or after February 1st, 2012. Thank you!

Group sets cost of teacher fight at $1.7B

January 31, 2012 by

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By MICHAEL GORMLEY, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – As some local school districts are nearing agreements with their unions to create tougher evaluations for teachers and principals, an interest group said failure to enact the new evaluations will cost schools $1.7 billion statewide. The New York Campaign for Achievement Now on Tuesday released its […]

Speaker pushes minimum wage hike, expresses doubts about Cuomo pension plan

January 31, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continues to push for his bill to increase the state’s minimum wage. In an interview with public radio, the Speaker also expressed reservations about Governor Cuomo’s plan to offer an option of 401 k retirement plans for future state workers. Assembly Speaker Silver has made increasing the state’s […]

Landowners fight eminent domain in Pa. gas field

January 31, 2012 by

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LAPORTE, Pa. (AP) – Federal regulators who approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania say they relied on the pipeline company’s assurances that it would minimize the use of eminent domain. Yet a few days after winning approval for its MARC 1 pipeline in the heart of the giant Marcellus Shale gas field, […]

Lawmakers hold first public hearing on new redistricting maps

January 30, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY The Legislative task force on redistricting held its first meeting since new proposed maps were released. Lawmakers heard numerous accusations that the new lines were “gerrymandered” and say the proposed maps are not set in stone. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany: The task force held the first of a round of several […]

Albany considering minimum wage increase

January 30, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver introduced his bill to increase the state’s minimum wage from the present $7.25 an hour to $8.50, saying its “absurd” to think that anyone can make a living on the current amount. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports: Speaker Silver, saying that no one who works hard and plays […]

Dropouts by the numbers

January 30, 2012 by

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Crystal Sarakas and Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON Innovation Trail Matt Richmond speaks with WSKG’s Crystal Sarakas Part of “nine seconds,” WSKG’s series on the dropout crisis. Originally broadcast Tuesday, November 1, 2011. PHOTO: SXC.HU