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Tuesday, November 23

Front page: 11.23.10 - Don't forget, Saratoga Springs budget workshop tonight at 6 p.m.

Good morning! Don't forget, tonight at 6 p.m. up in the Music Hall (City Hall 3rd floor) the second and last scheduled workshop on the 2011 Comprehensive Budget will be held. See you there!

The Saratoga Springs City School District will use the majority of over $170,000 in federal funds to hire substitute teachers to cover while full-time teachers attend training sessions. (Saratogian)

Steven Rattner denied the charge that a DVD distribution deal for "Chooch", an independent film produced by retirement fund officials, was part of a pay-to-play scheme. (TU/CapCon, Saratogian/CityDesk)

Gov. Paterson's office says a CSEA release yesterday of a FOIL request showing several new hires at the DEC while the agency was under a hiring freeze actually depicts interagency promotions. (LoHud, TU/TSW)

Paterson signed an agreement with a Wisconsin-based Mohican tribe to build a 584,000-square-foot casino in Sullivan County. (Daily News)

Good-government advocates support a new report by Reinvent Albany outlining some executive orders Gov.-elect Cuomo could enact to further transparency and openness. (NYT)

Cuomo called for the end to a law that has kept a non-operational juvenile detention center staffed with state employees. (NY Post)

Activists and advocates are gearing up for the Nov. 29 extraordinary session. (TU)


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