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Wednesday, December 8

Front page: 12.08.10 - The budget rolls on, while OTB closes

Good morning! I'd like to take a moment to thank city Accounts Commissioner John Franck, who gave me an early Festivus gifts of line by line copies of the originally proposed 2011 Comprehensive Budget, the amended budget, and a breakdown of where the departments added up after negotiations. Expect to see a post later today with some of those numbers.

NYC OTB has closed following the NYS Senate's failure to pass a measure that would've prevented bankruptcy. The measure failed 29-21; some legislators were not in the chamber for the vote. [Srtgn, TU, CapCon]

At last night's City Council meeting, Saratoga Springs Mayor Scott Johnson introduced a proposal to accept the donation of a sculpture being crafted from steel formally part of the WTC towers. [Srtgn]

The council also unanimously adopted a new taxi ordinance and dog licensing laws. [Gazette]

NYS DOT officials say the agency is set to focus on repairing the state's ailing bridges. []

A new report shows property taxes will jump due to state pension increases. [NYP]

The state's oldest inmate has died in prison. [BuffNews]

Elizabeth Edwards, embattled, estranged wife of former Dem. presidential candidate John Edwards, died of cancer yesterday at age 61. [WaPo]

Today we also remember John Lennon. [RollingStone]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OTB, NYRA, and all other state, and local government sponsored agencys should be run like privet businesses. If they can't return enough money to pay expenses then they should be shutdown.

December 8, 2010 at 9:41 AM 

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