WAER News Round up: Aug 15-19
If you missed the news a few days this week, don't worry. The WAER News Round up has you covered.
This week, the legal battles over redistricting are still not over in New York State. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said the new lines should be drawn by the state's redistricting commission, not a special master. Also, New York state’s budget forecast has suffered a reversal of fortune as the nation’s economic uncertainty continues.
Meanwhile, members of the public are concerned a merger between Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Health, and Syracuse continues to restore and expand its tree canopy.
Find more of the week's news below:
1. FROM OUR SERIES ON NY-22 CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY CANDIDATES: NY-22 congressional primary ballot: Francis Conole believes the second time's the charm
This is Francis Conole's second time trying to convince enough of his fellow democrats to support him. Conole is one of four Democratic candidates running for New York's 22nd Congressional district in the Aug. 23th primary election.
As the nation’s economic uncertainty continues, with a volatile stock market, higher gas prices and inflation, New York state’s budget forecast has also suffered a reversal of fortune. Here’s a look at what’s changed since the budget was settled in the spring.
Democratic Onondaga County Legislators filed a lawsuit against Ryan McMahon and Onondaga County Thursday, claiming they gerrymandered new county districts. The district lines violate the local charter laws as well as the state constitution and laws.
Syracuse Chief of Police Joe Cecile said ShotSpotter currently covered about 6.6 square miles in the city. The recent expansion of the technology was funded through ARPA, but it will cost the city $410,000 a year to maintain once that funding runs out.
The legal battles over redistricting are still not over in New York State. Although a court-appointed special master resolved the state Senate and congressional lines, arguments still exist.
The city of Syracuse is updating its land use regulation for the first time in over 60 years, and the plans are now available for people to see.
Some of the biggest public concern at the first community forum was how Upstate acquiring Crouse will affect patient services and the effect it will have on employees.
The Salvation Army's Street Outreach program tries to engage with the often overlooked youth population that are at risk of homelessness rather than adults.
Syracuse City Arborist Steve Harris hopes to push forward the city's plan for neighborhood tree equity by using the $2 million set aside from the ARPA. He told Common Councilors Wednesday they’re ready to pick up the pace of planting new trees.