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Wednesday, February 23

Front page: Justin Ahigian is SSPD 2010 officer of the year, Cuomo avoiding Wisconsin-esque union fight (so far)

Good morning! Again, my apologies for the late post, my sleep schedule is shot this week for some reason. Any suggestions?

In the headlines; congrats to SSPD Officer Justin Ahigian (pronounced ah-HE-ge-ann) on receiving the 2010 Officer of the Year award from the city's Police Lieutenants union. [Srtgn]

The Victory Dissolution Committee met for the first time in a process that will end with village residents voting whether to dissolve the village for absorption into the town of Saratoga and the village of Schuylerville. [Srtgn]

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer toured Brown’s Brewing Company in Troy in support of new tax cuts for microbreweries. [Record]

In Albany; as Gov. Cuomo espouses the necessity of a public employee pay freeze, over 50,000 state workers are scheduled to receive step and longevity raises this year. [TU]

Gov't experts say Cuomo's tone with unions has been softer than that of Wisconsin Gov. Walker with an eye towards avoiding large scale protests. [AP]

Questions swirl about the effect of Jeffrey A. Sachs, Gov. Cuomo's 'best friend', on the state's health care industry. [NYT]

'First Gal' Sandra Lee is in the March edition of Vogue photographed as the 'woman in white.' [LoHud]

Assemblywoman Jane Corwin got the nod from the state GOP to run for the NY-26 congressional seat of 'Craigslist Congressman' Chris Lee. [TU/CapCon]


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