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Wednesday, April 13

Front page: Comm. Wirth says police admin post may remain unfilled, county officials concerned gas prices may force deficit

Good morning!

City Public Safety Commissioner Rick Wirth may leave a police administrative position open as he considers candidates for assistant police chief and fire positions. [Srtgn]

Saratoga County officials are concerned about how rising gas prices are affecting the budget. [Srtgn]

County officials are also considering opening an unused Northumberland landfill as part of a trash mitigation plan. [PstStr]

In Albany; Albany County Executive Michael Breslin will not seek a fifth term. His brother, state Senator Neil Breslin, will stay in office. [Record, SoP]

Putnam County Sen. Greg Ball received a bizarre package at his Albany office yesterday containing a vial full of a mystery substance and a stuffed monkey. [CapCon]

Following the announcement of the departure of his top aide Dean Fuleihan, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he will be sticking around for the foreseeable future. [DP]

A Senate hearing was held on the future of "alcopops" (ie. Joose) in NY. [LoHud]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

News Tip...or not-

While our City's CRACK negotiators handed out tidy raises for Unions, look at the TU story on NYS contracts-

Cuomo’s administration has settled its contract with Council 82, subset of state law enforcement officers, and has been without a contract since 2005. It gives a sense of what the negotiators want to see as part of a final agreement with the larger public workers unions, such as:

•Wage freezes through the 2013-2014 fiscal year
•Elimination of “step increases”
•“More equitable employee health care contributions”
•“Major reforms to health care benefits and overtime”

-Kyle York

April 13, 2011 at 3:04 PM 

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