Winter storm warning, Bruno Bruno Bruno, Troy budget vetoed, Saratoga schools change bike policy, Proctors is a powerhouse

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning this morning. It lasts until 7 pm. Snowfall totals are now expected be in the 5-10 inch range. [NWS]

The Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments yesterday in two cases involving the federal theft of "honest services" law under which Joe Bruno was convicted. The justices appeared to be leaning toward the view that the law is too vague. Bruno's camp is hoping a SCOTUS ruling on the law will aid their case. [TU] [NYT] [Troy Record]

Bruno could be in line for somewhere between 2-3 years in prison, according to federal sentencing guidelines -- though the judge has wide discretion. The forewoman of his jury says she'd hate to see him go to jail. [TU] [Troy Record]

The Bruno conviction has people around the state capitol talking about ethics reform. Two senators are already floating a bill written to close the "Bruno gap." [NYT] [Daily Politics]

Bruno resigned from his job as CEO of the Latham IT consulting firm CMA yesterday. CMA does a lot of business with governments and Bruno's continued employment could have jeopardized millions of dollars in contracts. [Troy Record] [TU]

Don't expect to see Bruno's name taken off any thing in the Capital Region anytime soon. [NYT]

Harry Tutunjian has vetoed the budget passed by the Troy city council. "Cuts violated law & left budget unbalanced," said the mayor in a tweet yesterday. A Democrat on the council says members are planning to override the veto. [TU] [@TroyMayor] [Troy Record]

Troy city hall is scheduled to finally make the move to the former Verizon Building this weekend. [Troy Record]

A National Guard company based in Scotia is being deployed to Iraq. [CapNews9]

The Saratoga Springs school district will allow students to ride their bikes to four of the district's schools. [Saratogian]

Schenectady is expanding its net of surveillance cameras. The new cameras will be installed along Van Vranken Ave. The city currently has 58 cameras watching streets. [TU] [CapNews9] [Fox23]

Did you know: the state claims unused gift card balances after five years. [TU]

The DEC nabbed 35 people from the region as part of its crackdown on "deer jacking." [Saratogian]

Watervliet is using robocalls to alert residents about snow emergencies. [Troy Record]

Ticket prices for the run of Wicked at Proctors are hitting a new high for the theater. [TU]

By the way: Proctors has its own power plant -- and sells power to other businesses on its block. [TU]

The Global Foundries chip fab will have about the same number of square feet as Colonie Center. [TU]

Rivers Cuomo is still recovering at Albany Med. [TU]

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