99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR SATURDAY, 7/18/09
GRIFFO:LATE-NIGHT DEALS BRING MORE ACCOUNTABILITY TO GOVERNMENT--State Senator Joe Griffo says agreements were hammered out in the two sessions Wednesday night and Thursday night that bring term limits to leadership positions, keeping government current and fresh. Griffo says also legislators will have more of a chance of getting bills reported to the floor and voted on.
NORTH COUNTRY POWER AUTHORITY BILL PASSES SENATE, NOW IN ASSEMBLY--Alliance for Municipal Power Chairman Robert Best of Russell says the Assembly Ways and Means committee now has the legislation--the last step before the floor. The Senate passed the AMP bill late Thursday night. The bill creates a public authority free of National Grid for the member communities.
PHONE SCAMS ABOUND IN NORTH COUNTRY--A family in Fort Jackson called us Friday to tell us about three recent scams...one a phony Police Benevolent Association-type pitch for money, another a bogus anti-abortion scheme asking for 200 dollars, and the third saying there's a 'credit card balance with Lowe's,' and asks for the last four digits of your Social Security Number to 'verify the account.'