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That doesnt trouble you.. that people in the Inspector Generals office now will be able to gain access to tax records of state employees?

Cuomo Administration faces a flurry of criticism over access to tax records

The Cuomo Administration spent yesterday trying to put out fires after a newspaper reported that the entire staff of the Governor's Inspector General's office had been deputized to examine the private tax records of any state employee, including legislators.

The inspector general's office and the state tax department have quietly drawn up an agreement that allows employees in the office to obtain the tax records of more than 200,000 state workers, as well as contractors doing business with the state.

Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article
NY's DNA databank is part of the national CODIS system
NY's DNA databank is part of the national CODIS system

DNA database expansion draws local support

The state Senate has emphatically passed legislation that would expand New York's criminal DNA database. The bill would require people convicted of all crimes, including misdemeanors, to submit DNA samples to the state's DNA databank. Currently, only someone convicted of a felony, or certain types of misdemeanors, is required to submit a DNA sample.

Senators voted 50-10 Tuesday to pass the DNA Databank Expansion Bill. As Chris Morris reports, the bill has a lot support, but it could be tested in the Assembly.  Go to full article
MQ-9 Reaper (Source: Wikipedia)
MQ-9 Reaper (Source: Wikipedia)

Air Guard to practice drone surveillance flights over Adirondacks

New York's Air National Guard says it till begin flying unmanned surveillance planes over the Adirondacks beginning this summer. The training missions will be used to help pilots and ground crews learn how to remote-control a spy plane known as the MQ-9 Reaper.

As Brian Mann reports, the planes will fly out of Fort Drum, but the pilots will be manning consoles in Syracuse.  Go to full article

Privacy Concerns Over DNA Database

Governor Pataki and leaders of the legislature are moving toward expanding the state's DNA crime database to include all crimes, even misdemeanors. But a Democratic Senator says there are too many unanswered questions about people's privacy and their innocence. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence University Sues Website, Accusing Harassment

St. Lawrence University is seeking a court order to track down the operators of a left-leaning Website they say has targeted students and faculty for harassment.  Go to full article

Commentary: Ted Tate

President Bush said last week it's "sad" that he can't count on his e-mails to his daughters remaining private. Commentator Ted Tate, a Star Lake resident, says his life isn't all that private in post-nine-eleven America, either.  Go to full article

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