GloFo looking for more tax breaks for possible expansion, another medical campus planned for southern Saratoga County, precocious kid longs for fast food job

GlobalFoundries says it may eventually add a $2 billion expansion onto the fab in Malta -- and ask for another $300 million in tax breaks as part of it. [TU] [Post-Star]

Bill Clinton is giving his support to efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in the state -- and Chelsea Clinton is reportedly going to be an involved with a phone bank on the effort. As supporters ramp up to make another push on the issue, opponents of same-sex marriage are reportedly getting "fired up." [HRC] [Daily Politics] [NYT]

More than $213 million was spent on lobbying in the state last year, according to data from the Commission on Public Integrity. That's up almost 8 percent from the year before. Wilson Elser reported the highest take at $10.6 million. There was a big jump in spending on advertising, thanks in large part to the American Beverage Association spending $12.4 million to fight the proposed soda tax. [NYS CIP] [Daily Politics]

The documents and emails related to the Steven Raucci case that the Schenectady school district announced it will release will only be made available to the Times Union and Daily Gazette. [Daily Gazette]

The two men accused of killing a man across the street from the Executive Mansion in 2009 were given plea deals that include just a a few years in prison because of "severe evidentiary problems." [TU]

It looks like Albany County legislature chairman Dan McCoy, who's also chair of the Albany County Democrats, wants to run for county exec. [TU]

John McDonald says he's running for re-election as mayor of Cohoes. [TU]

A state program to catalog unique marks by new hand guns on shell casings has cost more than $10 million over its 10 year history -- and not helped solved a single case. [CBS6]

A state appellate court ruled yesterday that termination hearings for Schenectady police officers can be open to the public. [Daily Gazette]

The new St. Peter's Hospital, Seton Health, and Northeast Health group says it's planning a new medical campus in Halfmoon near Exit 9. Albany Med/Saratoga Hospital and Ellis Medicine are also both planning new facilities in that area. [Saratogian] [Fox23]

Troy has found a way to make political drama out of negotiating a new franchise agreement with TWC. [Troy Record]

Troy police say they'll continue increased patrols in the Beman Park neighborhood in order to crack down on unruly college students. [TU]

The guy who was arrested in Wilton with Missy "The Missile" Giove for allegedly trafficking large amounts of marijuana has been accused of laundering money through a Saratoga County contracting company. [TU]

Police say they arrested a Scotia man for allegedly having 54 pot plants growing in his apartment. [Fox23]

Rotterdam is facing the problem of too many cats. [Daily Gazette]

State police say emergency responders were called to Schodack Island State Park yesterday after a man got stuck in waist-deep mud. [Troy Record]

Says a Rensselaer County farmer about the wet spring: "I think we're getting a little anxious." [WNYT]

Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench made an appearance at Saratoga Hospital yesterday (he wasn't sick -- he was pitching replacement joints). [Saratogian]

An 18-year-old scheduled to graduate from RPI later this year hopes to get a job at Walmart or a fast-food restaurant before heading to medical school. [TU]


"The guy who was arrested in Wilton with Missy "The Missile" Giove for allegedly trafficking large amounts of marijuana has been accused of laundering money through a Saratoga County contracting company. [TU]"

"The Missile" is a great nickname. I'd like to see more people adopt monikers, even if they're not former professional athletes or associated with organized crime. Like Jerry "The Tan" Jennings.

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