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SUNY Plaza, Albany

New grant monies a challenge for SUNY

Governor Andrew Cuomo is leaning on New York's network of public colleges to play a bigger role in economic growth and he's proposing to provide the resources to do so.

But there could stiff competition for those funds, as the Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports.  Go to full article
Roswell Park Cancer Institute CEO Dr. Donald Trump. Photo: Roswell Park
Roswell Park Cancer Institute CEO Dr. Donald Trump. Photo: Roswell Park

Roswell park faces state cuts, lobbies for alternatives

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute relies on $100 million in taxpayer funding each year. Governor Cuomo wants to zero out that budget line for the Buffalo research facility by 2014.

As the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports, Roswell officials accept that state funding will likely be reduced. They fanned out through Albany this week trying to work out the best deal possible.  Go to full article

Redistricting task force fields charges of gerrymandering

The Legislative task force on redistricting held its first meeting Monday since new proposed maps were released. Lawmakers heard numerous accusations that the new lines were "gerrymandered." And as Karen DeWitt reports, they say the proposed maps are not set in stone.  Go to full article
It sounds pretty complicated and it sounds pretty far reaching.

Executive control language in budget causing uproar among state legislators

A one paragraph clause in Governor Cuomo's budget has caused some concern among state lawmakers over the separation of powers between the governor and the legislature. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article

Cuomo: Lawmaker raises a good idea, but not right now

Governor Cuomo is lending some support to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's proposal to raise the pay of state legislators. But, as Karen DeWitt reports, the governor says now might not be the best time.  Go to full article
Were going to wind up with seniors who are going to become dependent on [public] assistance.

Government employee reps grill Cuomo budget head on proposed retirement plan

Governor Cuomo's budget director faced some tough questions yesterday, as he testified before a legislative hearing. Lawmakers grilled Robert Megna on the defined benefit pension system for state workers the governor has proposed. Karen Dewitt has this report from Albany.  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
We were hoping the state would relieve us of the obligation of paying for Medicaid costs altogether.

Counties disappointed, but state legislators say Medicaid relief just a start

County leaders around the North Country have been asking the state for mandate relief, especially since New York imposed a 2% property tax cap on local governments last year. Their biggest beef is paying for Medicaid. It accounts for the largest percentage of many county budgets, and many county leaders don't think those costs should be their responsibility.

The governor's budget proposal offers some assistance with local Medicaid costs. The administration has been fanning out around the state, trying to sell the plan he released last week. And Cuomo has gotten some support from north country state legislators. But county leaders aren't as pleased.  Go to full article
Demonstrators delivered loaves of bread to Cuomo's offices at the Capitol that they say represent the harvest from farmers across upstate New York who are opposed to fracking. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Demonstrators delivered loaves of bread to Cuomo's offices at the Capitol that they say represent the harvest from farmers across upstate New York who are opposed to fracking. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Protestors to Albany: "No fracking way!"

Hundreds of anti-hydrofracking protesters were at the State Capitol Monday, in one of the largest demonstrations against the natural gas drilling process so far. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details on the protests.  Go to full article

Silver: time to think about lawmaker raises

New York State lawmakers haven't had a pay increase since 1999, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says it's probably time to think about raises.  Go to full article

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