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Cuomo to investigate salaries at not-for-profit organizations

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an investigation into executive pay at not for profits in New York that depend on government money. This action follows published reports of excessive salaries and compensations at some Medicaid funded health centers.  Go to full article
We need to protect our statute against this unconstitutional federal law that really seeks to disempower New Yorkers

Attorney General Schneiderman joins case against Defense of Marriage Act

New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman says he's confident the state will win a lawsuit challenging the newly-signed same-sex marriage law. And he's taking steps to see same-sex marriage legalized throughout the country.  Go to full article
We want plans that work...We want plans that actually produce jobs and keep people here.

Cuomo: Regional Economic Development Councils will be awarded on merit

Governor Cuomo was at SUNY Potsdam Thursday afternoon, announcing the launch of the North Country's "Regional Economic Development Council".

He's been traveling the state all week with similar announcements; The councils are intended to help boost New York's regional economies by setting up competition for pieces of a $200 million job-creation grant.

Karen DeWitt was at the announcement earlier today in Schenectady, and she filed this report:  Go to full article

Cuomo hopeful debt ceiling issue will be resolved in time

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he remains hopeful that President Obama and Congress will resolve their differences over the debt crisis, and that a default that could harm New york and other states won't occur.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks in Potsdam Thursday
Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks in Potsdam Thursday

Cuomo unveils regional economic council in Potsdam

Governor Andrew Cuomo chose SUNY Potsdam as the place to unveil his North Country economic development council. The council will compete with other regions of the state for a $1 billion pot of grant money to create jobs.

Cuomo tapped Plattsburgh based economic developer Garry Douglas and Clarkson University president Tony Collins to chair the council. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
If those monies aren’t forthcoming, where do we come up with the money to fill those gaps and still provide services?

Comptroller says default would hurt NY in more ways than one

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says if President Obama and Congress do not agree on a way to increase the federal debt ceiling, the default could affect New York State in a number of ways, from a weakened state pension fund to significant gaps in the state budget.  Go to full article

Evangelical group files suit against same-sex marriage

One day after same sex marriage became legal in New York State, a lawsuit has been filed by some religious groups, saying the Senate violated legal procedures when it conducted the vote.

In Albany, Karen Dewitt has the details.  Go to full article
The silver lining has been the dialogue the community is having... What are the decisions we want to make?

Tompkins County gets out front on hydrofracking

Tompkins County, headquartered in progressively-minded Ithaca, has a reputation for being opposed to hydrofracking. In fact, the town of Ithaca was among the first in the state to ban hydrofracking.

But Tompkins County is out front on getting ready for the reality of fracking. Officials are pushing lots of paper as the county gets set for the impacts on the local economy and infrastructure -- as well as the environment. Emma Jacobs reports for the Innovation Trail.  Go to full article

Gov Cuomo outlines jobs plan

Governor Cuomo notched a series of political wins in his first six months in office: an on-time budget, a property tax cap, union concessions, and legalization of same sex marriage. This week, he outlined his next big push, outlining an aggressive plan to reinvent state government. WRVO's Dave Bullard reports that the effort boils down to one word: jobs.  Go to full article
Let's see how it works for a few years... before we start lopping away pieces of it.

Cuomo vetoes bill to allow schools to borrow against pension funds

Governor Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have allowed school districts to borrow up to $1 billion dollars against the worth of their pension funds, saying the bill would be fiscally irresponsible and reckless, and would undo much of what Cuomo's tried to do with his 2% property tax cap. Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article

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