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The guy re-stocking the cheese was in a very friendly conversation... and I thought, 'Oh, that looks like Cuomo.'

Cuomo back to vacation in Adirondacks

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was back in the Tri-Lakes this week, vacationing in Lake Placid with his daughters and his girlfriend, Food Network star Sandra Lee.

Cuomo was seen buying groceries at the Price Chopper supermarket in Lake Placid on Monday and he and Lee were seen shopping in Saranac Lake Tuesday. The family also skied at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center this week, as confirmed by Jon Lundin, spokesman for the state Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs the center. Chris Morris reports.  Go to full article
I think the state should be very cautious about trying to drill in 2012.

Hydrofracking review and controversy likely to continue well into 2012

Hydrofracking has been one of the biggest and most controversial issues facing New York this year. That's likely to be true in the coming year too. Governor Cuomo's environmental department is conducting a review process and is likely to begin issuing permits sometime in 2012. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article

Hamilton county leader gives REDC process high marks

A top official in Hamilton County is praising the Regional Economic Development Council process. Earlier this month, the state awarded the North Country more than $100-million to help boost the economy. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Shana Goldman of Albany says she was pepper sprayed as police seized final tents of the encampment across from the Capitol. Photo: Karen DeWitt.
Shana Goldman of Albany says she was pepper sprayed as police seized final tents of the encampment across from the Capitol. Photo: Karen DeWitt.

Occupy Albany ends with pepper spray, arrests

The dismantling of one of the last Occupy encampments in New York ended with pepper spray and arrests, as Albany City workers moved in and took down tents at the Occupy Albany encampment.  Go to full article

Comptroller predicts another tough year for New York

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has looked at state tax collections, and state obligations, says it will be another tough year for New York's finances.  Go to full article
The only real path that Senate Republicans have to maintaining their majority into 2013 is for them to draw their own lines.

Redistricting the elephant in the room in Albany

One of the biggest issues facing state lawmakers in 2012 is the redrawing of electoral district lines.
New lines are drawn after every U.S. Census and typically reflect the political power structure of the state legislature, bolstering sitting majorities. As Karen DeWitt reports, the topic has been the elephant in the room during much of this year. Gov Andrew Cuomo has repeated threats to veto any lines that are gerrymandered and drawn in a partisan manner.  Go to full article
A mobile home uprooted by Irene. Photo by Kathy Regan.
A mobile home uprooted by Irene. Photo by Kathy Regan.

Towns can't afford state's flood property tax break

A new state law aims to help property owners hurt by storms earlier this year.

The Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee Assessment Relief Act was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this month.

It lets local governments and school districts provide tax relief - including refunds - to people whose property was significantly devalued by the storms in late August and early September.

But as Chris Morris reports, some local governments may not implement the law without financial assistance from the state.  Go to full article
Lake George Village officials voted Monday to probe casino gambling impacts (Photo:  Lake George village website)
Lake George Village officials voted Monday to probe casino gambling impacts (Photo: Lake George village website)

Lake George to study impacts of casino

Village officials in Lake George have voted to launch a study that would examine possible impacts of casino gambling on the Adirondack resort. The study could cost as much as $15,000. But as Martha Foley reports, some local leaders think it's important to begin thinking about a new gambling industry now as lawmakers in Albany consider liberalizing the state's gaming laws.  Go to full article

Comptroller helping locals with tax cap paperwork

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says it's too early to tell yet what impact the new limit on property taxes will have on the local entities like schools and libraries that depend on local taxes for revenue.

In the meantime, the comptroller's office is helping municipalities comply with the complexities of the new property tax cap. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
We have a tremendous amount of work ahead of us...we should endeavor do as much of our work in open view.

Ethics commission begins work in Albany

The first public meeting of the state's new ethics commission came on the day that another state senator pleaded guilty to felony corruption charges. As Karen DeWitt reports, questions were raised about the closed door portion of the commission's meeting.  Go to full article

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