SUNY students rally against cuts,Legislators to probe abuse in state homes for disabled, Troy riverfront developement plans announced, Giants bring World Series trophy to Troy

Both the Senate and the Assembly passed their budgets yesterday. Only a few hundred million dollars stand between their budgets and Governor Cuomo's proposed spending plan.[NYT]

State legislators will hold hearings into abuses in group homes for people with developmental disabilities. [TU]

The Capital Region's economic recovery has been slowed by the loss of more than 5 thousand state jobs, according to a Brookings Institute report. [TU]

The attorney for the Troy election commissioner charged with voter fraud thinks the special prosecutor is conducting the case "Campaign Style." Attorney Brian Premo is asking for a gag order to prevent anyone from speaking publicly about the case against Edward McDonough. [Troy Record]

SUNY students rallied against cuts to the system at the Capitol yesterday. The protests took place just days after the Kegs and Eggs Riot in Albany's "education district." Students at the protest say this weekends rioters are a small section of the student population at SUNY. [YNN]

Boosters of the Albany St. Patrick's Day Parade are concerned that the Kegs and Eggs riot will harm the parade's image. [TU]

119 Albany school district employees got letters yesterday warning that their jobs were in jeopardy. [CBS6]

Schuylerville residents voted last night not to dissolve the historic village. More than half the eligible voters turned out, voting 321 to 73 to keep their current status as a village.[Saratogian]

The first phase of the Troy riverfront redevelopment project will get started in mid July. [Troy Record]

An Latham man was arrested yesterday for running a meth lab in his home. Miguel A. Manriquez is facing drug charges and changes of endangering the welfare of a child -- children live in the apartment upstairs from the meth lab. [TU]

The man who held four people hostage in Albany two days before Christmas will be arraigned today. [TU]

Jeffery Hampshire, the man convicted of tampering with evidence in the hit and run death of Ryan Rossley in Saratoga, may go to jail for at least 15 years. A Saratoga County judge will decide within two weeks if Hampshire is a persistent felon. [TU]

NYRA is planning to make improvements to the Saratoga Racecourse in anticipation of upcoming revenue from VLTs at Aqueduct. [YNN]

The Giants World Series Trophy will pay a visit to Troy -- where the franchise began in the 1800s. [Troy Record]


An Albany band will be marching in tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day parade -- the first time ever in the event's 250 year history.
[Troy Record]

The electric cars are here. [YNN]

Why the owner of Burger Centric just can't say he's sorry.[TU]

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