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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
Tony Collins co-chairs the North Country Regional Economic Development Council
Tony Collins co-chairs the North Country Regional Economic Development Council

North Country economic development plan shaped, questioned

A new organization created this year by Governor Andrew Cuomo is drafting an economic development plan designed to jump-start the North Country's struggling economy.

As part of that process the North Country Regional Economic Development Council is developing a list of priority projects that could draw as much as $40 million in state funding next year.

The plan will be finalized and sent to Albany in the next couple of weeks, but so far the Council hasn't offered any public details about what projects will be included.

As Brian Mann reports, the lack of information drew criticism last night at a gathering in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Im not going to go back and forth with the political winds.

In spite of popular opinion, Cuomo says no to state millionaire's tax

Governor Cuomo is coming under increasing pressure to change his stance against renewing an income tax surcharge on the state's millionaires. A coalition in favor of continuing the tax has rebranded itself, and is gaining strength from the Occupy Wall Street movement. But Cuomo, so far, is not changing his mind.  Go to full article
It is capturing peoples anger at whats going on with the economy.

More New Yorkers would Occupy Wall Street than join Tea Party, poll finds

New Yorkers are more inclined to join the Occupy Wall street movement than they are to become members of the Tea Party, a new survey finds. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details:  Go to full article

PEF to vote again on changed contract

The executive board of the state worker union the Public Employees Federation has approved a revote on a contract with New York State, in an attempt to avoid 3500 layoffs. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article

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