Payne Horning

Payne Horning is a reporter and producer, primarily focusing on the city of Oswego and Oswego County. He has a passion for covering local politics and how it impacts the lives of everyday citizens. Originally from Iowa, Horning moved to Muncie, Indiana to study journalism, telecommunications and political science at Ball State University. While there, he worked as a reporter and substitute host at Indiana Public Radio. He also covered the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly for the statewide Indiana Public Broadcasting network.

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended malt barley crop insurance to 44 counties in New York state. Before, only four counties in the state had crop insurance for their malt barley -- a key ingredient in the manufacturing of beer. 

Matt Ryan / New York NOW

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not signing a bill the New York State Legislature passed last week that would provide grants for flood victims along Lake Ontario. The $90 million program would offer money to homeowners, businesses and municipalities to help cover the cost of repairs from this year's historically high levels on Lake Ontario and other waterways in the area. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - State lawmakers have passed legislation that could provide financial relief for those affected by Lake Ontario flooding. The new bill was approved after weeks of debate between the state Senate and Assembly over how much to spend and whom should be be eligible.  

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - NASA participated in a drone demonstration Wednesday at the Griffiss International Airport, which those involved in the test say was a milestone for their work and the future of the drone industry. 

WXXI

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - It's another wet week in much of central and northern New York, offering no relief to those experiencing flooding along Lake Ontario and in the area. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Officials working on the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, which Congress established as a national historical park in January, say there's a lot in store for the facility over the next few years.  

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - State lawmakers are moving to provide grants to property owners affected by the flooding from Lake Ontario and this year's high rainfall, but they disagree about how to best address the situation.

Trump Budget Worries Governor, Some Republicans

May 26, 2017
Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sharply critical of President Donald Trump's proposed budget. The $4.1 trillion spending plan calls for steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individuals to balance the federal government's books over the next decade. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it the largest public acquisition of land in central New York in more than 45 years. The state now owns 6,000 acres of land along and around the Salmon River, which is a major economic and tourism asset for Oswego County. 

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - A discussion about race has been sparked at Colgate University in Hamilton after the campus went into lockdown last week because a black student was carrying a glue gun. Some students say unfortunately, this conversation is nothing new for the private university.

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