It's snowing -- a lot, Cuomo budget proposal lands today, bald eagle recovering local animal hospital

This just in: it's snowing. And there's a whole lot more on the way.

Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to release his budget proposal this afternoon. In an op/ed release to the media yesterday, Cuomo described the state's budget process as a "sham" and he criticized formulas that automatically increase spending each year. The op/ed was read as an opening shot at the legislature. As usual, Sheldon Silver seemed unimpressed. [NYT] [Troy Record] [TU] [State of Politics]

The Cuomo budget proposal is expected to include 10,000+ state employee layoffs, which is casting a cloud over the Capital Region's economy. [TU]

The state Senate passed the property tax cap bill that Cuomo's been pushing. All the local state senators voted for it -- including Neil Breslin, who was one of 9 members of the Democratic conference to do so. [NYT] [State of Politics]

The unrest in Egypt has local media outlets looking for local connections: rally in Albany, an Egyptian UAlbany professor, the Saratoga shop keeper from Egypt, the Altamont native now reporting in Egypt. [TU] [Fox23] [Post-Star] [Daily Gazette]

The Capital Region has one of the tightest rental markets in the nation -- and even upscale apartment buildings are full. [TU]

National Grid announced it will be cutting 1,200 management and administrative jobs, in part because of they are "fundamentally not recovering our costs with Niagara Mohawk." [YNN] [Post-Star]

After a State Police press release about Troy city councilman Michael LoPorto's indictment on voter fraud charges said he was a Brunswick resident, Republicans on the council are again questioning LoPorto's residency -- and whether bills passed with his support would still be valid if he is not actually a resident. [TU] [Troy Record]

The group pushing to chance Saratoga Springs' form of government says the switch could save the city about $25k. [Saratogian]

Prosecutors in the case against the Schenectady man accused of shooting two police officers with a shotgun last year during a raid related to the fatal shooting on Maple Ave say the whole situation has its roots in feud that started at a wedding reception four years ago. [TU]

The former Schenectady County child protective services employee accused of lying about her actions related to a malnourished child says she told the truth and "everything was completely stable" in the child's house during her visit. [TU]

A Niskayuna woman formerly employed at an Albany oncology practice is accused of stealing the identify of a cancer patient (who was also employed by the clinic). [WTEN]

Albany police say they're investigating three muggings in Pine Hills over the weekend, including one on North Allen (map). [Fox23] [TU]

Albany police say they've arrested a UAlbany student for allegedly using slugs (fake coins) at a laundromat. [TU]

Video of a brawl reportedly at an Albany McDonald's in December has been posted online. [WTEN]

State senator Eric Adams would like you to perform a search of your child's room. [CBS6]

GE announced that it will be donating $750,000 to community health centers in the Capital Region. [YNN]

A bald eagle that crashed through the windshield of a car on I-88 near Binghamton is recovering at a Guilderland animal hospital. [Fox23]


That McDonald's video is really disturbing. Ugh. Does anyone know which one it was?

"Tightest rental markets"?

That's strange! There are a lot of vacant apartments in our complex now. They are all 2-bedroom with price range of $840 - $880.
The unit upstairs is vacant since last spring (not that I'm unhappy about it!)

Central Ave.

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