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If the state is going to mandate, why don't they just do it?... just tell us where they want us to be, and let us work on getting there.

Strapped schools consider joining forces

Some North Country schools looking for ways to save money have started talking about merging or creating regional high schools.

Parents and school officials from Canton Central, Potsdam Central and other districts met with a representative from Governor Cuomo's office yesterday. They wanted to know what role the state would play in district mergers. Julie Grant reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo would shop city casino plan to other developers

Governor Andrew Cuomo's planned deal to build a casino and convention center in Queens has fallen through, and now the governor says he's opening up the bids to more companies.

Cuomo's change of plans comes amid reports that the gambling company Genting contributed over $2 million to a lobby group closely associated with the governor.  Go to full article

Governor Cuomo moves to ease penalties for small amounts of marijuana

Governor Cuomo is proposing the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana found during police searches. He says the change, which will apply throughout the state, will fix what he says is a "blatant inconsistency" in New York City's controversial stop and frisk policy. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article

Supporters continue push for minimum wage hike

Supporters of raising New York's minimum wage have not given up hope of getting a bill passed in this legislative session. As Karen DeWitt reports, with just three weeks left, demonstrations and efforts to put the bill on the Senate floor continue.  Go to full article
Janet DiFiore faces ethics questions raised by political rival
Janet DiFiore faces ethics questions raised by political rival

Head of state ethics commission says she's done nothing wrong

The head of the state ethics commission, Janet DiFiore, says she has "done nothing wrong", after allegations she used her influence as Westchester County DA to obtain welfare benefits for her maid.

DiFiore spoke after a lengthy closed door session of the ethics commission. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article
Photo:ILoveNY.com
Photo:ILoveNY.com

Cuomo reclaims iconic "I Love New York" ad campaign

Governor Andrew Cuomo is attempting to revive the iconic "I Love New York" tourism promotion campaign with some new ads. The governor says the state not been aggressive enough in its promotions in recent years. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Governor Cuomo's popularity still growing-except on education

Governor Cuomo's popularity with New York voters continues- in the latest poll he has the highest ratings of any New York governor since just after September 11th. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article
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

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