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Tax-exempt parcels (shown in red) in a small city. Map: City of Ann Arbor, MI
Tax-exempt parcels (shown in red) in a small city. Map: City of Ann Arbor, MI

Comptroller: $680 billion in untaxed NY land

More than a quarter of all property in New York state is off the tax rolls. That's according to figures compiled by the state Comptroller, who calls it a burden on local finances.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo and Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack launch StartUpNY on Long Island Tuesday. Photo: Governor Cuomo facebook feed
Gov. Cuomo and Morgan Stanley CEO John Mack launch StartUpNY on Long Island Tuesday. Photo: Governor Cuomo facebook feed

New York launches tax-free business zones

New York's plan to attract new business and jobs to the state by offering them tax free space at public colleges is underway. Officials Tuesday outlined for the first time specifics about how the program will work. The Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports.  Go to full article

Charges brought against sex trafficking ring

A Syracuse man and two women were arrested and charged Tuesday with operating a sex ring that prosecutors say stretched from Watertown to Ithaca.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Zack Seward
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Zack Seward

Cuomo predicts growing budget surplus, shrinking property taxes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York State could have a budget surplus within three years.

The positive budget news comes as Cuomo has formed a task force to look at ways to cut taxes, a panel he says will target the property tax.  Go to full article
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks in support of upstate New York becoming a federally designated drone testing site. Photo: Ryan Delaney, WRVO
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks in support of upstate New York becoming a federally designated drone testing site. Photo: Ryan Delaney, WRVO

Sen. Schumer lobbies for drone test site

A coalition of defense contractors and universities is stepping up its lobbying efforts in hopes of becoming a federally designated drone testing site. Now, the group's brought in Senator Charles Schumer.  Go to full article

Colleges go digital to combat undergrad weight gains

It used to be the Freshman 5. Now it's the Freshman 15. But on-demand digital health information seems to be helping control those extra pounds undergrads put on.  Go to full article
Student crews work on the MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock Field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein
Student crews work on the MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock Field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein

Reaper drones to fly over Syracuse

Central New York's Air National Guard wing will soon be flying its drones over the city of Syracuse for training missions. The unit has had more airspace approved by the federal government.  Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in Massena on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Photo: Natasha Haverty
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, in Massena on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Gillibrand defends brownfield cleanup funding

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was travelling across upstate on Monday touting a bill she says will make it easier to redevelop environmentally-contaminated properties known as brownfields. Her effort comes a few days after a House committee voted to cut funding for brownfield cleanup.  Go to full article
The Carousel Center Mall, Syracuse, NY. Photo (detail): <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/j26/6381137451/">John Marino</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Carousel Center Mall, Syracuse, NY. Photo (detail): John Marino, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Syracuse scores high with consumers

Buyers in Syracuse and Albany are finally starting to feel like this year's economy will be better than the last.

Central New York now has the highest consumer confidence score for the past three months among upstate metro regions.  Go to full article
Flooded field at Burlington Intervale last week. Photo: Sarah Harris
Flooded field at Burlington Intervale last week. Photo: Sarah Harris

Rainy weather hurts crops and markets

Warm temperatures and wetter-than-normal conditions so far this summer are starting to put a strain on farmers.

The weather pattern's also impacting farmers markets.  Go to full article

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