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Syracuse may scrap snow plow licenses, after just updating law

Syracuse may get rid of requiring snow plow contractors to have a license to operate in the city. This comes just a month after the common council voted on updating some antiquated aspects of the law.

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Albany, NY – Despite New York's fiscal woes, the state's Board of Regent wants the legislature to spend more on education.

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CNY – The American Cancer Society has issued a report card giving New York State a "D" when it comes to clean indoor air legislation.

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WRVO – Oswego County Lawmakers reduced a proposed property tax hike from 26-percent to 19-percent at a budget meeting last night.

WRVO's Amy Cavalier has this report:

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WRVO – State and local officials across the nation are detailing how they will respond to the Bush Administration's plan to vaccinate a half-million health care workers against small pox. Health care workers would be among the first responders who would help protect the public against a bio-terror attack.
But New York's largest healthcare workers union, Local 11-99 of the Service Employees International Union, is raising some concerns that would apply to the general public as well.

Auburn, NY – The Seneca-Cayugas of Oklahoma say they will build a high stakes bingo hall in the town of Aurelius within one year.

But WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen reports that local officials think the tribe may be jumping the gun.

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Oswego, NY – Almost a year-and-a-half since the 9/11 terror attacks, a comprehensive plan to protect the nation's nuclear industry has yet to be developed. Much of the planning would come from the recently created Homeland Security Department which still awaits Congressional Authorization to spend money. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski reports.

Manhattan – The Cayuga land claim case is heading back to court in Manhattan this morning.

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments about the role of Seneca and Cayuga counties in the case.

The court will also decide whether 7,000 private landowners can name themselves as defendants.

Cayuga spokesman Clint Halftown calls the proceeding "another delay" in the case. He hopes the court will rule quickly so the land claim can proceed.

Syracuse, NY – An executive with the Pyramid Companies says the firm will phase in so-called "Green" power at the existing Carousel Center, even before construction on the Destiny USA project begins.

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