Number Of HIV/AIDS Cases Down Significantly In NY State

The latest numbers of new HIV/AIDS infections in New York State show a dramatic reduction in one particular population. AIDS activists say it’s proof the Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s blueprint to end AIDS in New York by 2020 is off to a good start.

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Katko Says Republicans 'Fumbled' Healthcare Reform

Jul 19, 2017
Ellen Abbott / WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) has some harsh words for his fellow Republicans about how they are handling health care reform. 

Health leaders in the midstate are pleased about the latest news that the GOP's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are faltering. But they're not celebrating by any means. Andy Carter, the head of the powerful Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania, says he feels pretty much the same as he did yesterday. 

Maguis & David / flickr

Pennsylvania's women legislators are more likely to work across party lines, get co-sponsors for bills, and get those measures signed into law, according to an analysis from the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University. Center director Dana Brown says the findings are in line with other research about women legislators at the national level. 

Richard Drew / AP Photo

  


The second voter survey in two weeks shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job approval rating plummeting to a near record low. 

$300 Million Fund For Great Lakes Faces Key Vote

Jul 18, 2017
Minnesota Public Radio

(GREAT LAKES TODAY) - On Tuesday, environmental advocates will be watching closely as a Congressional spending committee considers a $300 million restoration program for the Great Lakes. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - An attempt to get the U.S. military to buy utensils solely from an Oneida County factory, the only silverware manufacturer in the country, was unsuccessful, but Sherrill Manufacturing's CEO is optimistic about a meeting the company has at the White House this week. 

Katie Meyer

The state Auditor General is not stopping his call for legalized recreational marijuana in the commonwealth. Auditor General Eugene came out in support of legal recreational marijuana earlier this year, saying revenue from taxes could reach $200 million. Now he says on top of helping ease the state's financial issues, legal pot could be a useful tool in fighting the opioid epidemic. 

Mary Altaffer / AP Photo

New York’s top elected Democrats rallied against the Republican Congress’ proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, saying they will take legal action, if necessary, to stop it. 

Sam Whitehead

 

Monday is the deadline for public comments on the cleanup status of the Ithaca Falls Overlook. 

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