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Syracuse-area job losses. Infographic: <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2013/04/18-job-sprawl-kneebone">Brookings Institution report</a>
Syracuse-area job losses. Infographic: Brookings Institution report

Are Albany policies "starving" upstate NY cities?

A Cornell University expert says state policies are making it harder for upstate New York's cities to regain their past economic vitality.

Mildred Warner says the region's cities aren't getting the "full gambit" of rediscovery by younger generations because they're not investing enough in areas like quality of life and infrastructure.  Go to full article
Utica is among the cities DiNapoli has identified as <a href="http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/jan13/012913.htm">facing continued fiscal challenges.</a> Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/">Doug Kerr</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved.
Utica is among the cities DiNapoli has identified as facing continued fiscal challenges. Photo: Doug Kerr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved.

Could Upstate NY cities go the way of Detroit?

The City of Detroit's declaration of bankruptcy has left some in New York wondering whether any upstate cities will be next. State officials say they are trying to help with financial planning guidance, but local governments say more needs to be done.  Go to full article
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Photo: Mayor's office
Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Photo: Mayor's office

Is Gov. Cuomo feuding with the mayor of Syracuse?

Governor Andrew Cuomo says his relationship with Syracuse's mayor is just fine. But two haven't talked in several months.

Last year Cuomo picked Mayor Stephanie Miner to co-chair the state's Democratic Party. But asked Tuesday about Miner's increasingly vocal criticism of his plan for aid to upstate cities and pension reform, Cuomo didn't treat her like much of a friend. He told reporters, "I haven't seen this particular mayor's comments."  Go to full article
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to be a partner to the state. Photo: Karen DeWitt
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg promised to be a partner to the state. Photo: Karen DeWitt

NYC a partner, upstate cities want help

Mayors from across the state came to the Capitol to testify to a joint legislative fiscal committee on Governor Cuomo's proposed budget. While New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went out of his way to offer support to the governor and for his budget plan, upstate mayors cities begged for a bail out.  Go to full article

City chicks: raising chickens a new trend among urban folks

A century ago - even just 60 years ago -- raising your own chickens wasn't unusual. Now, most of us get our eggs in cartons, and our chicken wings wrapped in plastic.

But there are a growing number of people nationwide who are reviving the art of chicken rearing. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, WNYC's Amy Eddings reports on backyard chicken farming in an unlikely place.  Go to full article

Mayors Ask State for Help Paying Pensions

Mayors across New York are asking the state legislature for help in meeting skyrocketing pension costs. They say without relief, local taxpayers may have to foot the bill. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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