After several years of budget surpluses, New York state tax revenue is coming in at a lower-than-expected rate.

Pipeline companies are not having a lot of success in New York so far in 2016, opponents say they are dirty and continue New York’s over-reliance on fossil fuels, and two projects have already been canceled.  A pipeline company representative says the projects are not as harmful as opponents say, and essential  for the state’s current electric needs.

Until recently, expanding and building pipelines was not terribly controversial, as most people agreed that there was a common need to transport oil and gas for fuel and electricity.

Karen DeWitt

State lawmakers with disabled children rallied at the State Capitol, along with developmentally disabled and their caregivers,  for more money in the budget to pay caregivers a living wage.

Mountain Lake PBS journalist Thom Hallock joins us to discuss North Country politics and environmental issues.

In our latest podcast Matt Ryan, Casey Seiler and Karen DeWitt discuss Thursday's debate at WMHT-TV involving Zephyr Teachout and John Faso.