State budget, emailing clerk quits, something might stink, study abroad investigation

Eliot Spitzer proposed a $124 billion state budget, a little more than 5 percent increase over last year. Reaction ranges from "too much" (Bruno) to "generally pleased" (Silver). [TU]

That Schenectady city hall clerk who sent the nasty email to the mother of the child who died in a bike accident has resigned. [AP/CBS6]

The city of Mechanicville is threatening to cut off its own school district's sewer line. Apparently the city has wanted to inspect the school's sewer line for overflow problems, but the school has been unresponsive. [Record]

The New York State AG's office has subpoenaed Siena College as part of a larger investigation of a study-abroad business. It seems Andrew Cuomo's office thinks the relationship between the company and schools might present a conflict of interest. The investigation is focusing on more than a dozen schools, including Cornell and Harvard. [TU]

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