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Tuesday, March 29

Front page: SSPD bestows honors, state budget on track for on-time approval

Good morning!

The Saratoga Springs Police Department awarded several officers and civilians with departmental honors yesterday afternoon. [Srtgn]

Former-Rep. Scott Murphy is now invested in a downtown Glens Falls redevelopment project. Also, he was not one of the highest congressional spenders last year. [PstStr, CapCon]

The state's general joint budget conference committee, AKA the "Mothership" chaired by Speaker Silver and Leader Skelos, met for the last time yesterday. [LoHud]

Special interest groups and advocates are reacting differently to the tentative budget deal. [TU]

A powerhouse legislator for decades, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's influence has been diminished after this year's budget negotiations. [NYT]

The Senate's Independent Democrats joined Republicans to approve rules changes that Democrats are calling "dangerous." [CH]


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