Paterson says budget gap growing, Gillibrand asks Obama question, rabid kitten found, another escaped dog

David Paterson says the state is now facing an $8.2 billion budget gap -- that's up about $750 million from the previous estimate. The state's budget director says the widening gap is the result of smaller than expected tax revenue from Wall Street bonuses. In the increased estimate had member of the legislature criticizing the governor for not providing an "accurate picture" in his proposed budget. [TU] [AP/Post-Star] [NYT] [Daily Politics]

Kirsten Gillibrand got to ask a question at yesterday's Q&A with Barack Obama. That might not be a good sign for her. [NYDN] [PolitickerNY]

The Greenfield man accused of stabbing and killing a tenant last year during a fight pleaded guilty to manslaughter yesterday. The case ended up being a bizarre tangle of allegations. [Saratogian] [TU]

One of the points of contention in the ethics reform discussion at the Capitol has been whether attorneys who serve as legislators should be required to disclose their outside clients. Legislators have argued that would violate the attorney-client relationship. Now the NYC Bar Association says that's not true. [NYT]

David Paterson appointed Brig. Gen. Patrick Murphy, a Clifton Park resident, to head up the New York National Guard. [TU] [Troy Record]

Catholic Charities has gotten attention lately for launching a mobile needle exchange program -- but the org has been sponsoring free needle programs for more than year. [Daily Gazette $]

The City of Schenectady's insurance company has denied the claims of two businesses that suffered water damage after a city water main broke in December. [Daily Gazette $]

A state agency has thrown another log in the fire between RPI and the Troy Fire Department. [Troy Record]

Albany County says a kitten with rabies was found near Clinton Ave in Albany (map). [TU]

The state DEC has doubled the fee it charges Americade to use parking lot at Million Dollar Beach in Lake George. [Post-Star]

Bethlehem police say they arrested a man after allegedly finding a sawed-off shotgun and marijuana plants. [Fox23]

It turns out the Columbia County dairy farmer who killed 51 of his cows -- and then himself -- did leave a note. [NYT]

Another dog has escaped from a vet's office. (So... how often does his happen?) [Fox23]


Rabies? In Albany? How often does that happen?


In 2005, 59 cases of rabies in Albany County: 47 racoons, 4 skunks, 6 bats, 1 fox and 1 cow.

@TM, thanks, but Albany County includes quite a bit of country. I mean, is it odd to see cases of rabies in the city itself? I tried looking but couldn't find any stats.

Summer, rabies is not limited to countryside.
A rampant outbreak of rabies in New York City's Central Park is going on now.

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