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Wednesday, January 5

Front page: City Council passes racing resolution, State of the State updates live

Good morning!

Much to my surprise, my interview with Public Safety Commissioner Richard Wirth is in fact not running today. So goes the newspaper biz; look for it Thursday or Friday.

In other coverage news, I will be in Albany today for the State of the State Address. Check back here at at the City Desk Twitter feed (@SaratogianCDesk) for updates throughout the day.

In the headlines; the City Council will forward a resolution urging immediate action on VLT funding, OTB restructuring and casino gambling in the Catskills to state leaders. [Srtgn]

In Albany, Gov. Cuomo says today's address will be a mix of optimism and reality check. [AP/Gztte]

Cuomo's transition process is still ongoing with a few top spots still vacant. [NYT]

Senate Democrats are now $3 million in debt after election expenses. [Newsday]

Assembly GOP members are gaining some influence with more members than ever sworn in this year. [Ithaca Jo]

Jon Stewart to Sen. Gillibrand:"You're adorable." [TU/CapCon]

An aid for Gubernatorial girlfriend Sandra Lee asked a rporter to leave a public event yesterday for asking a question about Gov. Cuomo. [WHAM]


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