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Thursday, September 30

Front page: 09.30.10 - budgets, layoffs, and The Post v. Paladino

Condolences to the family of Eleanor Adams. Sources say a body found near Spa State Park last night matches her description. [Saratogian]

City officials are speaking out on the likelihood of layoffs being a part of the 2011 budget. Finance Commissioner Ken Ivins Jr.'s recent voting record and comments made at last week's City Council meeting indicate probable personnel cuts. [Gazette, Saratogian]

Troy officials, who have their fair share of budget woes, will propose a 5.5 percent property tax increase and eight layoffs. [The Record]

Information on the state layoffs cited by Gov. Paterson are beginning to trickle in. Over 200 employees at the DEC are reportedly on the chopping block. [TU/Cap Con]

The 4 percent state sales tax exemption on clothing and footwear items under $110 will end Friday, a move Ass. Jim Tedisco called an example of NYS government gone wild. [Gazette]

NYC Board of Elections officials say problems with new electronic voting machines on primary day were exaggerated. [AP via The Record]

SUNY chancellor Nancy Zimpher spoke in Queensbury yesterday on the future of the largest public higher ed. system in the country, which included encouraging high tech growth and entrepreneurship. [Post Star]

Hey guys, leave us out of it!

Republican Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and long time NY Post state bureau chief Fred Dicker nearly came to blows at a Lake Geoege event. Paladino told Dicker if the paper sent another photographer to shoot his daughter he would, "Take him out." Video included. [NY Post, Daily News/Daily Politics]


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