Innovation Trail http://innovationtrail.org en Business group praises Senate GOP voting record, pans Democrats http://innovationtrail.org/post/business-group-praises-senate-gop-voting-record-pans-democrats <p></p><p>An upstate pro business group is out with ratings for the Senate and Assembly, and finds, not surprisingly, that more liberal Democrats are at odds with the group’s agenda than conservative leaning Republicans. Unshackle Upstate says that could have implications for the group’s interests if Democrats take over the Senate in November.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:46:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 3560 at http://innovationtrail.org Business group praises Senate GOP voting record, pans Democrats Feds: No temporary sheltering of Central American children in Syracuse http://innovationtrail.org/post/feds-no-temporary-sheltering-central-american-children-syracuse The federal government is dropping plans to house children fleeing violence in Central America and coming to the United States in temporary shelters, including one considered in Syracuse.<p>WRVO has confirmed the news, which Syracuse.com first reported this afternoon. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:44:50 +0000 Ryan Delaney 3559 at http://innovationtrail.org Feds: No temporary sheltering of Central American children in Syracuse New York healthcare premiums vary widely depending on county http://innovationtrail.org/post/new-york-healthcare-premiums-vary-widely-depending-county <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The average premiums for different levels of health insurance can vary widely depending on which New York County you live in, according to research prepared for the Innovation Trail and <a href="http://interactive.wxxi.org/" target="_blank">WXXI's Understanding The Affordable Care Act reporting project.</a></span></p><p>In some cases the differences in the cost of monthly premiums at the same coverage &nbsp;level can vary by as much as $100, depending on the region.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:47:24 +0000 Editor 3558 at http://innovationtrail.org New York healthcare premiums vary widely depending on county Farmers helping farmers upstate http://innovationtrail.org/post/farmers-helping-farmers-upstate <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="326" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" seamless="" src="http://video.wmht.org/viralplayer/2365308264" width="440"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">To the rest of the world New York is a city, an urban jungle of towering skyscrapers and international culture. But north of the city, New York, the state, is a vast array agricultural enterprises. Farming is and has always been integral to the state economy and a group of young farmers in the Catskills are working together to help each other sustain their new businesses.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Jenna Flanagan reports for the latest edition of </span><a href="http://nynow.org/" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;" target="_blank">New York Now from WMHT Public Media</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Her report starts at 20 minutes in.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:31:32 +0000 Jenna Flanagan, WMHT 3557 at http://innovationtrail.org Farmers helping farmers upstate Students make incremental progress on Common Core math tests, but English scores remain flat http://innovationtrail.org/post/students-make-incremental-progress-common-core-math-tests-english-scores-remain-flat <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrvo/audio/2014/08/KD-Tests0815.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York’s school children made incremental progress in math scores, but no gains in English tests, during the second year of Common Core-related exams. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:30:15 +0000 Karen DeWitt 3556 at http://innovationtrail.org Students make incremental progress on Common Core math tests, but English scores remain flat