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Wednesday, February 9

Front page: State releases Saratoga Citizen financial disclosure report, Cuomo to consider restoration of VLT funding

Good morning!

City Finance Commissioner Ken Ivins Jr. (pictured above) will hand off the organization of the city's July 4 All-American Celebration to a new citizen-created not-for-profit at a ceremony today. Check for an update after the event.

In the headlines; The New York State Board of Elections has posted Saratoga Citizen's Jan. 2011 financial disclosure report. [Srtgn]

Gov. Cuomo said he will consider the reinstatement of VLT host funding during a breakfast yesterday with Assembly Republicans. [Srtgn, CapCon]

Schenectady Mayor Brian U. Stratton is expected to announce his resignation today in order to take a post with the Cuomo administration. [TU]

Both sides of the aisle at the state Senate will reduce payroll. [TU/CapCon]

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said Cuomo's budget task forces are delaying the budget process. [WXXI]

Good government groups want to know about "First Girlfriend" Sandra Lee's investments. [DN]

President Obama is now smoke-free according to the First Lady. [DN]

Maybe C-3PO finally convinced him:


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