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Tuesday, October 12

Front page: 10.12.10 - Debate tonight and increased fuel prices hit home

Good morning!

Are you ready for some debating? The first of two candidate forums presented by the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County will start at 7 p.m. tonight at the Maple Avenue Middle School, Route 9 in Saratoga.

110th NYS Assembly District candidates BK Keramati (D) and Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco (R) and candidates for the State Senate’s 44th District, incumbent Hugh Farley (R) and opponent Susan Savage (D), will be there to state their policy positions and take questions.

AG Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke out against Carl Paladino's anti-LGBTQ remarks made on Sunday. Paladino's comments may have mobilized LGBTQ voters for Cuomo. [Daily News/Daily Politics, TU]

Tea-Party backed candidates across the country seem to be putting their feet in their mouths, to the chagrin of their opponents. [AP via The Record]

In NY-20: Rep. Scott Murphy and challenger Chris Gibson both have new T.V. ads, and both are claiming their claims are false. [TU/Cap Con]

Notice your gas tank taking a bigger chunk from your wallet lately? Taxes have driven fuel prices in NY up to 20 cents over the national average per gallon. [Gazette]

Republican Saratoga Family Court Judge candidate Jennifer Jensen Bergen is the final contestant to sit in the editorial board hot seat today. Videos of State Senate candidate Supervisor Joanne Yepsen and Sen. Roy McDonald will be online today.


Blogger NOW. HERE. THIS. said...

Patrick Do-it-all-

Thank you. Information matters.

-Kyle York

October 12, 2010 at 3:47 PM 
Anonymous Middle Grover said...

Why was this info about tonight's debate NOT in the print edition??

The Saratogian should have a daily cloumn that has election info and updates of appearances and debate info so the readers cabn stay informed!

October 12, 2010 at 4:02 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not post a "City Budget" fact each day on the City Desk Blog.

May I suggest this one as a starter: The adopted 2010 City budget had a $175,000 appropriation in the mayor's budget for outside lawyers.

In the proposed 2011 budget prepared by Comm. Ivins we learn that Mayor Johnson will overspent this budget line by $110,000. Of course that is Ivins' projection for the public. The cost overrun may be more.

So Johnson will spend approx. $300,000 this year for outside lawyers. Of course that's on top of what
what the City attorneys make and other related costs.

Tomorrow some questions on why Ivins and Johnson are proposing to fill a vacant position and create an entirely new one, at a cost of over $100,000 plus benefits, when the Public Safety Dispatchers are being eliminated.

Ya just can't make this stuff up.

October 12, 2010 at 5:06 PM 

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