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?

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