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Photo: Karen DeWitt
Photo: Karen DeWitt

Occupy Albany protestors a "sustained presence"

The Occupy Wall Street protesters camped out in Albany plan a rally supporting the state's "millionaire tax," as some organizers lash out at Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Media reports say Cuomo wanted state police to enforce a curfew that would have driven the demonstrators out of the park Friday. But Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings, a fellow Democrat, instead allowed demonstrators to stay. There was no comment from Cuomo or Jennings yesterday.

The protesters are camped out across the street from the State Capitol. Yesterday they told Karen DeWitt they have no intention of leaving anytime soon.  Go to full article
Carl McCall
Carl McCall

McCall on SUNY, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Albany

Carl McCall, the newly appointed Chair of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, is no stranger to New York politics and policy making. He spoke with Albany reporter Karen DeWitt about his goals for SUNY, the Occupy Wall Street, and now, the Occupy Albany movement.  Go to full article

Little expects new APA chair soon

Speculation has been building for weeks over who Gov. Andrew Cuomo will choose as the next chairperson of the Adirondack Park Agency.

Lately, that speculaion has turned into concern as the agency board is about to begin reviewing one of the largest development projects ever proposed in the Park -- with no one in the chairman's seat. But one North Country lawmaker says she believes the governor is close to making a decision.  Go to full article

Facing 3500 layoffs, PEF urges members to sign deal

Leaders of the state worker union, the Public Employees Federation, are waging a campaign-style effort to try to convince members to vote yes this time on a new contract. Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will not give the union a third chance, and will issue layoffs in less than two weeks if the second contract is rejected. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has this report:  Go to full article

Facing 3500 layoffs, PEF urges members to sign deal

Leaders of the state worker union, the Public Employees Federation, are waging a campaign-style effort to try to convince members to vote yes this time on a new contract. Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will not give the union a third chance, and will issue layoffs in less than two weeks if the second contract is rejected. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has this report:  Go to full article
Photo: Karen DeWitt
Photo: Karen DeWitt

Occupy Albany protesters chide Cuomo on millionaire's tax

Occupy Albany protesters gathered Friday in a park across from the State Capitol. Among the issues they spoke about was Governor Cuomo's stance against renewing a tax on millionaires. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Photo: Karen DeWitt
Photo: Karen DeWitt

Occupy Albany protesters chide Cuomo on millionaire's tax

Occupy Albany protesters gathered Friday in a park across from the State Capitol. Among the issues they spoke about was Governor Cuomo's stance against renewing a tax on millionaires. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
The weakness that we all know in the economy continues...That has an impact on state revenues.

Tax revenue down, budget outlook grim

The outlook for next year's state budget is looking increasingly grim, as a new report from the State's Comptroller brings more bad news about tax collections. Karen DeWitt has our story:  Go to full article
Shale gas areas in the Northeast. Source: Wikipedia Commons
Shale gas areas in the Northeast. Source: Wikipedia Commons

Hydrofracking decision faces delay

An advisory panel on hydrofracking in New York may not meet its initial November deadline to report on potential fees to charge gas drillers and other impacts on proposed hydrofracking on the state. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article
Learning about the new Regional Council system in Elizabethtown. Photo:  Brian Mann
Learning about the new Regional Council system in Elizabethtown. Photo: Brian Mann

North Country Council's volunteers will grade, shape economic development projects

This year, Governor Andrew Cuomo created ten new regional economic development councils in New York. These locally led committees are developing plans designed to revive jobs and investment. The goal is to shift decision-making and planning away from the state capital, giving more flexibility and autonomy to different regions.

But the North Country Councils, made up of more than a dozen volunteers, will also be charged with grading proposed economic development projects. Their members, chosen by Governor Cuomo, will help decide which initiatives receive tens of millions of dollars in grants and tax breaks. As Brian Mann reports, the new system marks a major shift in how state dollars will be spent.  Go to full article

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