Politics

1:07pm

Mon September 1, 2014
Transportation

Another round of public comments on I-81 concluding

Ryan Delaney WRVO

Another study, another round of public comments. It may seem like the decision-making process on the future of the elevated Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse will never end. 

An end is in sight, even if it’s still far off. Transportation officials say they hope to make a decision on whether to rebuild the viaduct, divert it around the city or tunnel it underground, in 18 months to two years.

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3:46pm

Tue August 19, 2014
Politics

Business group praises Senate GOP voting record, pans Democrats

Credit http://www.unshackleupstate.com/

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.

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8:44am

Tue August 19, 2014
Politics

Feds: No temporary sheltering of Central American children in Syracuse

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 4:49 pm

Federal officials looks at the former Sisters of St. Francis convent to house Central American children.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

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.

WRVO has confirmed the news, which Syracuse.com first reported this afternoon. A spokesman for the mayor said government officials had notified the mayor of the decision.

It's affective for all sites in the country considered for temporary shelters.

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12:29pm

Mon August 11, 2014
Politics

Governor and legislature increasingly rely on publicly funded private attorneys

Originally published on Mon August 11, 2014 9:32 am

governorandrewcuomo Flickr

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and the legislature are spending around $1.3 million this year in payments to private law firms, and the public is paying for it, says a fiscally conservative study center.

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9:11am

Mon August 11, 2014
Politics

Some answers about Syracuse housing Central American children

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 8:41 am

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner listens to residents at a community meeting a few weeks ago.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

At a community meeting a few weeks ago, questions and comments about Syracuse being used as a shelter site for children flooding into the country from Central America were heaved at Mayor Stephanie Miner for two hours; some written neatly on note cards, others shouted from a crowded room.

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