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Wednesday, February 2

Front page: It's beginning to look a lot like Greenland, Cuomo's budget applauded and decried by local officials

Good morning, it's good to be back in Greenland, er, Saratoga!

A citywide snow emergency will be in effect from now until Monday due to the double whammy of storms expected to hit today/tomorrow and Saturday. Remember, move your cars, or the city will gladly do it for you.

In the headlines; The City Council is taking another look at the 2011-2016 Capital Program with a public hearing on a proposed amendment scheduled for 5:50 p.m. on Feb. 15. [Srtgn]

Gov. Cuomo presented his 2011-2012 Executive Budget to cheers and jeers from local lawmakers and school officials. [Srtgn]

The state's horsemen were not pleased to hear a proposed 2.75 percent surcharge on racing purses was part of the budget plan. [Srtgn]

Legislative leaders seem to be willing to work with Cuomo. Union leaders, not so much. [TU/CapCon, SoP]

Check out the complete Powerpoint of Cuomo's budget presentation. [LoHud]

Check back here later today for more reactions from local officials to the executive budget proposal.


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