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Monday, November 29

Front page: 11.29.10 - The city budget is living on the edge, Gibson living in his office

Good morning! I hope you're all out of your turkey-day induced comas and ready for the final week of Saratoga Springs Budget negotiations and today's extraordinary state legislative session.

The City Council has scheduled meetings at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night to pass a budget by the Nov. 30 deadline.

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco had an editorial published yesterday touting his proposed "New York State Deficit Reduction and Fiscal Responsibility Commission." [Saratogian]

Sen. Roy McDonald met with constituents in Clifton Park on Saturday. [Fox 23]

Rep.-elect Chris Gibson will live in his office when the new term begins, but he's used to close quarters. [Poughkeepsie Journal]

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for more unemployment aid. [DN]

NYC OTB officials say they will be forced to close if state legislators do not approve a bailout during today's session. The closure would affect the future of Saratoga Race Course. [AP, Saratogian]

State Legislators do not expect much legislating, or bi-partisan cooperation today. [TU]

But, next year the Senate may see some officials not sticking to the party line. [D&C]

Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have held a series of "peacemaking" meetings. [NYP]

Local cops were busy this weekend with DWI arrests. [PS]

And finally, RIP Leslie Nielsen...


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