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This can’t just be 'if you build it they will come'...These have to be hard plans, real plans that meet the criteria.

SUNY schools will compete for expansion and hiring grants, announces Cuomo

Governor Cuomo announced grants for the four State University Centers in New York. The schools will compete for a total of $140 million dollars for what Cuomo says will be "seed money" for plans to expand the centers and create jobs. In Albany, Karen DeWitt filed this report:  Go to full article
For all those who lived through the nightmare of 9/11, horrific images are refreshed.

Cuomo steps up security precautions in wake of Bin Laden's death

Governor Andrew Cuomo says there is heightened security at "critical infrastructure" in New York City and New York State, following the capture and death of Osama bin Laden. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details:  Go to full article
We’re talking about a property tax cap, we’re talking about ethics reform and cleaning up Albany...We have a lot of work to do.

NY legislature faces busy agenda for remainder of session

The New York State legislature returns May 2nd, after taking half of the month of April off for spring break. As Karen DeWitt reports, they have a busy agenda in the remaining two months of the session, including a push for a property tax cap, and gay marriage. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany:  Go to full article
The fracking fluids that come out contain a lot of toxics.

Environmentalists press for fracking rules

Environmentalists plan a belated Earth Day celebration and lobby day at the State Capitol Monday, when the legislature returns from a two and a half week break. Among other things, they will ask for more controls over hydrofracking.  Go to full article

DOT updates road closures

Road and bridge closures are widespread in the three state transportation department regions that span the North Country.Conditions are changing, sometimes rapidly, and the DOT has an evergreen warning to never drive through standing water whether a road is closed or not.
This is the list from the DOT at 12:30 this afternoon:  Go to full article

Comptroller optimistic about economic recovery

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a report on New York's economic health Thursday. The Innovation Trail's Zack Seward has more on some of the key findings.  Go to full article

State investigates Long Island Power Authority

Governor Andrew Cuomo is cracking down on a state power authority, announcing that he will have his Inspector General audit it's rate raising decisions to determine whether it is over- billing rate payers. The governor also spoke about another energy related topic- the high price of gas and whether to roll back the state's gas tax for summer drivers. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NY college students encourage more careful investigation of hydro fracking

College students from around the state concerned about the natural gas extraction process known as hydro fracking presented Governor Andrew Cuomo's office with petitions to study the practice more carefully. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Sooner or later when the credit card bill comes due you have to pay it. The money is due. There is no more to give.

Public pensions strain budgets

The recent battles in Wisconsin and Ohio over collective bargaining for public workers has shined a light on the pensions government workers often receive. Here in New York, the state's pension fund is solvent. But costs have been sharply rising for the local governments that pay into it, and now some are calling for changes to the system. Our story from David Chanatry with the New York Reporting Project at Utica College.  Go to full article
If the public employees think they can get a big raise from the state they can't...We don't have the money.

Cuomo, unions still talking

Governor Cuomo may have achieved an on time budget for only the third time in 25 years, but there is one April 1 deadline he missed. State worker contracts expired March 31st, and a new deal with public employees has not been reached. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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