Huge brawl spills onto Caroline Street, Cuomo's national profile rising, study recommends regional garbage authority, Schenectady police getting tasers, even Jimmer's a little tired of Jimmer Mania

In case you somehow missed it: the state Senate passed the Marriage Equality Act Friday night and Andrew Cuomo signed it just before midnight. The law takes effect July 24. [AOA]

Also passed Friday in the end-of-session flurry: a property tax cap, NYC rent control, and a bill allowing SUNY to raise tuition. [TU] [AP/Saratogian] [AP/Saratogian]

Cuomo was hailed as a hero at the pride parade this past weekend in New York City. And his string of victories over the first six months of his administration has prompted admiration from members of both major parties. A that's prompting talk (already) of a run for the White House in 2016. Cuomo is reportedly trying to shut down that talk. [NYT] [NYDN] [Washington Post] [NY Post]

Saratoga Springs police say a riot/brawl/melee involving 40-50 people spilled out of a Caroline Street club early Sunday morning into the street (map). Despite having 15 SSPD officers on the scene, backup had to be called in -- 10 county sheriff's officers, four state troopers, and two officers from Ballston Spa. Police say four officers were injured responding to fight. They say four people were arrested. [Saratogian] [TU] [CBS6] [WTEN]

There could still be 4,700 state employee layoffs from PEF's ranks if the union can't reach a contract with the Cuomo admin. [TU]

A study led by Albany County has concluded that a regional garbage authority could save members more than $15 million a year and head off a trash crunch. [TU]

Jerry Jennings says he'd like to perform the first same-sex marriage in the state. [TU]

Genting, the huge Malaysian resort and casino company that's building the racino at Aqueduct, is trying to get New York State's constitution changed to allow full casino gambling. [TU]

Schenectady police officers are getting tasers. [TU]

The assessments on Rotterdam supervisor Frank DelGallo's home and business property have been cut by almost half. [Daily Gazette]

It looks like Albany County released $34k in bail money to the wrong person -- to a son with the same name as his father. [TU]

A Shen gym teacher resigned last week after she allegedly had a sexual relationship with a player on the school's softball team. [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

The investigation into a fatal collision involving a pedestrian early Sunday morning on the Thruway near Exit 23 caused a big backup at Exit 24 Sunday afternoon. [CBS6] [TU]

State Police say a trooper car was involved in a two-car crash Saturday night in Malta. [Saratogian]

Albany police say they've arrested a teen for allegedly sticking up a couple Friday night on that block of State Street that runs along Washington Park (map). [TU]

Chuck Schumer will be at St. Peter's Hospital today to push legislation about drug shortages. [Fox23]

A doctor in Troy is one of the first in the state to get federal money for switching to electronic medical records for Medicare and Medicaid. [Troy Record]

It sounds like even Jimmer is a little tired of the Jimmer Mania. [YNN]

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God knows I'm not the biggest Jerry Jennings fan, but credit where it's due. Way to go, JJ.

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