Paterson proposes unilateral authority cut budget, Troy residents irked by parking ticket sweep, reward grows for info about duct-taped dog

David Paterson introduced his own deficit reduction bill yesterday -- and said during a webcast that if the legislature wouldn't make cuts, they should give him the temporary authority to do it unilaterally. That second proposal didn't go over well with the legislature. One assemblyman said, "What's next, martial law?" And others, including Neil Breslin, questioned the constitutionality of the arrangement (though apparently some think it might fly). Ron Canestrari praised Paterson's attempt to move the budget ball. Paterson's speech did appear to make some progress -- in further uniting the state Senate against him. The legislature won't be back in session until next week. [NYO] [Daily Politics] [NYDN] [NYT] [Daily Politics] [NYO] [TU] [AP/Troy Record] [Daily Politics] [Fox23]

Joe Bruno Trial: day one of jury deliberations passed without a verdict. The jury will take a break for Thanksgiving and resume deliberations next Monday. [TU] [Troy Record]

One thing that was apparent from testimony in the Bruno trial: his second office was the golf course. [NYT]

Colonie police say a man died this morning when the pickup truck in which he was sitting exploded (map). [TU]

State law now requires that kids under the age of eight ride in booster seats while in the car. [CapNews9]

The Albany County legislature is trying to eliminate most of the layoffs in the proposed county budget -- without raising taxes even more. [TU]

A bunch of Troy residents are irked at how the city has gone about collecting overdue parking ticket fines. [Troy Record]

The planned rebirth of Tosca has been delayed because the restaurant's "underlying financial issues" are "broader" than its new backers thought. [TU]

More than $15,000 has now been pledged as reward money for info about Daisy the duct-taped dog. [Post-Star]

Equinox expects to serve 9,000 Thanksgiving meals this year. [Fox23]

Grandma's -- the Central Ave restaurant famous for its pies -- says pumpkin topped traditional winner apple for the most popular pie flavor this year. [CapNews9]

Comments

How about we declare martian law? Oh, or better yet, Brannigan's law, which is like Brannigan's love: hard and fast.

Kids have to use a booster seat until the age of 8?!?? WTF?

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

PechaKucha series returns to TVCOG

The local PechaKucha series returns this Friday with an event at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy. What is this PechaKucha? It's a... (more)

Rezone Albany: UAlbany downtown corridor

Here are the details for those upcoming public events that are part of the Rezone Albany focus on the downtown UAlbany campus corridor. The events... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: OK Slip, botanical finds, the Pine Bush Sprint Triathalon, the Boilermaker,... (more)

Four casseroles and a funeral

Noted: Funeral homes in New York State may now offer snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, thanks to recently signed legislation. Why was it banned previously? Maybe... (more)

Suggestions for youth soccer programs?

Sean emails: Are any of your readers familiar with the youth soccer programs in the Capital District? We live in Albany and are looking for... (more)

Recent Comments

This is certainly a missed opportunity. How does this convey "welcome" "healing" or "pediatrics"? It's got the same aesthetic (and one can infer design values) as the AMC parking structures, Cogen, cvs, and offices. Did they even hire an architect? Come on Albany. Demand more from this institution. The bar has been too low for too long and their footprint grows and grows.

CDTA Navigator

...has 8 comments, most recently from Rich

Suggestions for youth soccer programs?

...has 6 comments, most recently from Morgan

Blackened Fish Po'Boy at Hooked Seafood Co.

...has 2 comments, most recently from Matt M.

Morning Blend for Jul 27

...has 1 comment, most recently from ace

Today's moment of summer

...has 2 comments, most recently from Greg