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Friday, March 11

T.G.I.F. - Sen. McDonald talks health, government, Sen. Kruger and Asmblymn Boyland charged in federal indictment

Good morning, and happy Friday!

State and county officials discusses pension and health care costs, consolidation of services and VLT revenue with Sen. Roy McDonald at the first of six roundtable discussions on the 2011 budget. [Srtgn]

An audit by the NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office says Mechanicville Department of Public Works improperly logged hours worked by DPW employees. [Record]

Wilton Deputy Supervisor Ray O'Conor will not seek re-election. [PstStr]

Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. and Sen. Carl Kruger, both Democrats, were charged yesterday in federal court with taking money in exchange for official favors. [TU]

In response to this latest corruption scandal, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said a legislative ethics package it almost ready. [LoHud]

The potential closure of up to 100 nursing homes as part of Gov. Cuomo's budget has stoked the fears of some health services professionals. [Gannett]

NY U.S. Rep. Peter King is defending his support of the Irish Republican Army as his hearings on radical Islam get started this week. [DN]

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

would appreciate a response from Sen Macdonald and Mayor Johnson.
How does the City of Saratoga Springs benifit from the City Changing to 1 Health Insurance carrier? Doesn't this do away with the compitition of the other insurance carriers efforts to become the low bid? C'mon Shauna U can do better than this or does the City Council have an interest in MVP? Can you say Wisconsin Patrick?

March 11, 2011 at 11:30 PM 

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