State legislature working through budget bills as "camp-in" planned, two more alleged keggheads arrested, Bob Barker donates to HVCC

The state legislature is working through the budget bills ahead of the Friday deadline (Will it be early? Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion.) Advocacy groups opposing budget cuts have planned a large "camp-in" tonight at the Capitol -- apparently there will be pizza and s'mores. [YNN] [TU]

State cuts in education funding may just bump large tax increases down to the local level -- especially with a possible property tax cap in the future. [TU]

There is no funding allocated in the state budget for SNUG, the anti-gun violence program that's been operating in Albany and other cities. [TU]

Officials say the danger from the overturned propane tanker on Route 7 in Rensselaer County has largely passed -- and the road should re-open in the next day or so. [YNN] [Troy Record]

The state lottery says the winning Mega Millions ticket sold in downtown Albany has been turned in -- and it hopes to reveal the winners soon. [TU]

Census data indicate the Capital Region has become more diverse over the last decade. [TU]

The state health department on the traces of radioactive iodine from Japan that have been detected here: "Like other regions of the country, minute traces of radioactive iodine have been found in recent monitoring of air and rainwater in New York State - dramatically below levels that would cause human health concerns." [NYS DOH]

The state is about to start payments on a $75 million civil rights suit settlement related to the civil service system. [TU]

The state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (formerly OMRDD) is expected to announce reforms today aimed at better protecting people in homes overseen by the state from abuse. [NYT]

The Saratoga County sheriff on the now-completed investigation into the apparent Milton murder-suicide: "He beat her and she died and that's it." [Post-Star]

Kemo Santana -- the Troy teen who pleaded guilty to stabbing a man to death in North Central last Father's Day -- has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. [TU]

The Albany man accused of kidnapping and ransoming his wife has a luxury car, apartment buildings -- and a publicly-funded attorney. [TU]

Because of the media reports that have included the name of the Wilton 12-year-old who allegedly shot his friend accidentally last December, the Saratoga County DA's office is asking for the family court judge to bar the public and media from the proceedings involving the child. [Daily Gazette]

Two more alleged kegs and eggs rioters -- neither UAlbany students -- have turned themselves in. [Troy Record] [TU]

With residents in Troy's Beman Park neighborhood concerned about recent college student behavior, Troy police say they're adopting an "active, pro-arrest attitude" in the area. [Troy Record]

The DWI arrest report for Albany police spokesman James Miller indicates he refused a couple of sobriety tests -- and failed the one-leg stand test. [Fox23]

Officials in Saratoga County are skeptical about the idea of full-scale casino gambling. [Daily Gazette]

As part of its effort to close a budget gap, the Niskayuna school district is considering combining some fourth and fifth grade classes. About 40 Nisky school district employees have agreed to a pay freeze, though the teachers association declined. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

Two women were bitten by a rabid fox on a bike trail in South Glens Falls.

Saratoga literary couple Chase Twichell and Russell Banks have recently won prizes totaling $150k. [TU]

Former Price is Right host Bob Barker donated $100k to a fund at HVCC that supports animal law courses at the college. [HVCC]

The Schenectady Museum has gotten a grant to fund the recovery of audio from an 1878 recording made on tinfoil by Thomas Edison. [TU]


And yet 37% who recently responded to the online CBS6 poll believe radiation from Japan is of local concern. What will it take for this minority to change their mind?

Mass DOH responded to this over the weekend. EPA Hartford CT data has major holes in it. Nobody really knows yet- let's see if the Friday's Nor'Ester brings higher concentrations of radioactive particulate- after all its been pretty dry the last 2 1/2 weeks.

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