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Friday, November 19

T.G.I.F. - LFTCED funds for GloFo road go to Stillwater, and censure likely for Rangel

Happy (chilly) Friday!

$8.4 million in Empire State Development Corp. (ESDC) funds originally allocated to the Luther Forest Technology Campus Economic Development Corp. (LFTCED) has been reallocated to the town of Stillwater for construction of Cold Springs Road. [Saratogian]

As per Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo's request, New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has set deadlines for three undecided State Senate races to be finalized before the end of the year. Senate Republicans applauded the decision. [WSJ, LoHud/AW]

Local Democratic candidate for State Assembly BK Keramati says the public funding of state elections would alleviate voter confusion and help candidates campaign more effectively. [TU]

Dismissed NYS DEC Commissioner Pete Grannis was given a hero's welcome at an Assembly hearing held yesterday. [TU]

Lake Placid officials say the winter Empire State Games will go on. [Gazette, CBS6]

In D.C., the House ethics panel has voted to recommend censure for embattled NY Congressman Charles Rangel. [Observer]


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