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Cuomo: Regional Economic Development Councils will be awarded on merit

Governor Cuomo was at SUNY Potsdam Thursday afternoon, announcing the launch of the North Country's "Regional Economic Development Council".

He's been traveling the state all week with similar announcements; The councils are intended to help boost New York's regional economies by setting up competition for pieces of a $200 million job-creation grant.

Karen DeWitt was at the announcement earlier today in Schenectady, and she filed this report:  Go to full article

Griffo supports Regional Economic Development Council, but says North Country needs more

State Senator Joe Griffo was in Potsdam Thursday for Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement of the new Regional Economic Development Councils.

Griffo's a Republican whose district covers Onieda, St. Lawrence, and Lewis Counties.

Nora Flaherty spoke with him about what the councils might mean for the North Country. She asked him if he had any concerns about the plan.  Go to full article

Cuomo hopeful debt ceiling issue will be resolved in time

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he remains hopeful that President Obama and Congress will resolve their differences over the debt crisis, and that a default that could harm New york and other states won't occur.  Go to full article
Departing APA chairman Curt Stiles (Source:  APA)
Departing APA chairman Curt Stiles (Source: APA)

How will APA chairman's departure affect Big Tupper decision?

This month, Adirondack Park Agency chairman Curt Stiles shocked the North Country when he announced that he won't seek a second term from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Stiles leaves office at the end of this month

That leaves the APA without its top official at a time when the Agency is
preparing to make what may be the biggest, most controversial decision of the last decade.  Go to full article

Gov Cuomo outlines jobs plan

Governor Cuomo notched a series of political wins in his first six months in office: an on-time budget, a property tax cap, union concessions, and legalization of same sex marriage. This week, he outlined his next big push, outlining an aggressive plan to reinvent state government. WRVO's Dave Bullard reports that the effort boils down to one word: jobs.  Go to full article

Little: change in prisoner count could cut district numbers

New York lawmakers have begun the process of reshaping electoral districts following last year's census. Last week, a redistricting task force announced it would ignore a law requiring prison inmates to be counted at their last known address.

That angered civil rights advocates, who argue home districts deserve credit for the prisoners, for electoral representation as well as state aid and services that depend on population. But the change worries North Country representatives whose districts have long counted prisoners where they're incarcerated.

The law passed in 2010 when Democrats controlled both legislative houses and the governor's mansion. The measure has since been challenged in court by nine Republican state senators. Betty Little of Queensbury is a plaintiff in that lawsuit. She isn't commenting on the suit, but she told Chris Morris the loss to her district would be significant, 9,000 to 10,000 people.  Go to full article

Same-sex marriage now the law, Cuomo says, even if some officials don't like it

Governor Cuomo says he "understands" the point of view of opponents of gay marriage who plan to protest during New York's first same sex marriages later this month. But he says public officials who refuse to okay the ceremonies are likely not going to be able to stay in their jobs.

Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Cuomo signs "texting while driving" law

New Yorkers who text while driving will be subject to tougher penalties, under a bill signed into law by Governor Cuomo. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details.  Go to full article
New York State district map, nysenate.gov
New York State district map, nysenate.gov

New districts won't change prisoner count, task force says

Leaders of a legislative task force on redistricting say they won't be able to count state prison inmates as residing in their home districts, because of an ongoing lawsuit.

Karen DeWitt has more from Albany:  Go to full article

Governor signs tax cap, again

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been traveling the state, holding ceremonial bill signings for his property tax cap. The governor was in Buffalo yesterday and will be in Rochester today.

But not everyone thinks the cap is a good idea, and the state's largest teachers union predicts the measure will backfire. Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article

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