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New co-chairs of the Democratic Party in New York: Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright. Photo: Matt Ryan, NY Now
New co-chairs of the Democratic Party in New York: Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright. Photo: Matt Ryan, NY Now

Governor Cuomo fires up faithful but avoids politics

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a rousing speech at a meeting of the State Democratic Party, but stopped short of endorsing a democratic takeover of the State Senate. At the meeting, Cuomo also introduced the new co-chairs of the party--his choices. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article

Minimum wage stalemate continues in legislature

The question of increasing the state's minimum wage remains controversial in the legislature. While the Assembly Speaker is persevering, Governor Cuomo and Senate Republicans are staying negative about the bill's chance of success. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article
Maybe we should turn our eye toward diversification, and that would certainly be in the area of tourism...

Brasher supervisor sees a casino in the future

Gov. Cuomo's proposal to expand gambling in New York gave one rural St. Lawrence County leader an idea.

"I was thinking when I read the governor's proposal to put seven casinos in New York State, I thought, why not put one in the northern tier? Maybe we could get one up here." Brasher Town Supervisor James Dawson told town board members last week a casino would be a great way to attract visitors to the region...and to pump up St. Lawrence County's flagging economy.

The 900 acres Dawson has in mind has already been considered for a racetrack and entertainment complex. That development failed, and the land ended up in bankruptcy court. Dawson told Nora Flaherty a casino there could anchor a host of spin-off development.  Go to full article
A slow day at Saratoga Racetrack. Photo: Brian Mann
A slow day at Saratoga Racetrack. Photo: Brian Mann

Governor Cuomo takes the reins at state horse racing association

Governor Cuomo has taken the reins of the troubled New York Racing Association Board. As Karen DeWitt reports, the governor is saying he needs to "restore the public trust" in a rapidly changing, and expanding, gaming industry.  Go to full article

Opposition grows to Cuomo plan to protect NYers in state care

Opposition is growing in the legislature to Governor Cuomo's top end-of-session priority. The governor would like to enact a new agency to curb abuse of people with mental and physical disabilities at state-run centers. Opponents, though, say the proposed new entity does not go far enough. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details on the controversy.  Go to full article
Poverty and hunger are not crimes, so we shouldnt treat the poor or the hungry as criminals. Cuomo

NY drops fingerprinting requirement to get food stamps

Governor Cuomo announced Thursday that he's rescinding a state regulation that requires food stamp recipients be fingerprinted. As Karen DeWitt reports, the governor is saying the poor and hungry are not criminals, and shouldn't be treated that way.  Go to full article

Teachers, school boards see disturbing trends in school vote outcome

Governor Cuomo says he's pleased with the outcome of Tuesday's state wide school budget vote. But as Karen DeWitt reports from Albany, teachers and school board leaders see some disturbing trends.  Go to full article
But voters said "No" to Plattsburgh's tax cap-exceeding plan. Photo: plattscsd.org
But voters said "No" to Plattsburgh's tax cap-exceeding plan. Photo: plattscsd.org

Voters say yes to most school budgets

It was school budget day in New York State yesterday. Voters from one side of the state to the other had their say on their local district's spending plan for the coming year.

It was a tough year for the schools, with a continuing loss of state education aid, and a new state-imposed limit on property taxes used to fund many of the programs and positions local communities value.

The vast majority of budgets passed in the North Country; most including significant cuts in teachers and programs. Martha Foley talked with Brian Mann for a survey of the regional results.  Go to full article
Silver: It isI keep saying ita moral issue. Skelos: Our focus, in terms of a moral imperative, is about creating jobs.

Assembly, Senate leaders seek moral high ground on minimum wage

Democrats in the State Assembly approved a bill Tuesday to increase the state's minimum wage. The Republican leader of the State Senate offered a spirited defense of his position opposing the measure, but did not rule the issue out altogether. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the story.  Go to full article

Minimum wage hike may be dead

A months-old proposal to raise the minimum wage for millions of New Yorkers may be dead. Assembly Democrats say they have the votes to approve an increase today. But Senate Republicans say they won't take the measure up, and it's not on Gov. Cuomo's list for action by the end of this term, June 21. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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