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Monday, March 7

Front page: Saratoga Cty Judge Harry W. Seibert to retire, state Senate Dems plan to force hearing on redistricting bill

Good morning, and welcome to the working week!

Saratoga County Surrogate's Court judge Harry W. Seibert will retire in December; seven Republicans are already vying for the spot. [Srtgn]

State Senate Democrats will try to force a hearing on Gov. Cuomo's independent redistricting bill, which is currently stuck in committee. [AP via Record]

After criticizing them during his candidacy, Gov. Cuomo has recently made concessions for two large unions. [TU]

Recent numbers show that government employment is no longer a secure career path in New York. [Gannett]

About 1,000 protesters demonstrated in Times Square Sunday to decry NY Rep. Peter King's upcoming hearings on radical Islam as a "witch hunt." [DN]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that the Senate Republicans "pledged" to support an open, honest and independent redistricting plan BEFORE the Nov. election.

Now, of course, they have come up with lame excuses to avoid their commitment. Much like here in Saratoga Springs where the Republican mayor and his sycophants act to deny a vote on our form of government.

John Herrick, the City Republican chair and former mayor of Stillwater, should let Comm. Wirth do the right thing and vote with Comm. Frank against appeal and let the taxpayers have their say.

March 7, 2011 at 5:03 PM 

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