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Wednesday, January 12

Front page: State Senate committee assignments, Schumer calls for security funding, and SNOW!

Good morning! It's snowing!

Click the "Snow Closings" banner at the top of the home page to see what is closed and postponed this morning.

In non-snow headlines...

Senate committee assignments were announced. Sen. Roy McDonald will chair Mental Health, and Sen. Hugh Farley will be vice chair of Banks. Farley said he is not chairing the committee because he expects a "significant leadership appointment" in the coming weeks. [Srtgn]

The new four member Independent Democratic Conference was not (yet?) appointed to committees. [LoHud]

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called for more Homeland Security funding for the Capital Region. [Record]

State Senators
and Assembly members will go through ethics training. [TU/CapCon]

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will start his "Take it to the People" tour this week in Jackson. [SoP]


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