Cuomo's tax plan shifts more of burden to rich, Albany County legislature votes to override tax cap, armed intruders reportedly tried to enter dorm, Saints edge Great Danes

Andrew Cuomo's new tax plan calls for more income brackets, which would push more of the tax burden on the rich and less on the middle class. [TU] [Fox23]

The Albany County Legislature voted tooverride the 2 percent tax cap, and approved a budget with an 8 percent tax increase. [YNN] [TU]

For the third time in a year, the Albany common council has failed to override a mayoral veto -- this time, the council failed to override the veto of fracking ban. The council was one vote short of the 10 votes needed. [TU] [YNN]

The proposed Saratoga County budget cuts funding as of midnight on January 1, meaning that Saratoga's big fireworks display could be in danger. [Saratogian]

The Occupy Albany encampment plans to ask for a permit to remain camping in Academy Park, but must fix a slew of violations first. They've already started cleaning up to comply with park regulations. [TU] [YNN]

Four months after a woman driving an out-of-control SUV struck and killed three women in a Voorheesville church parking lot, police still have not decided whether to file criminal charges. [TU]

Two people armed with a gun tried to break into a downtown UAlbany dorm Sunday evening, setting off the school's new alarm system that connects them with the College of Saint Rose. CSR students were told to "shelter in place." [YNN] [@mnolin]

Two man were arrested after allegedly beating a man with a baseball bat on Central Avenue in Albany early Saturday morning. The victim has serious head injuries. [Fox23]

State lawmakers are set to discuss prison mental health care today following a sharp rise in prison suicides across the state. [Troy Record]

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who died after being subjected to a "two-man restraint" at Tryon Residential Center in Johnstown in 2006 has won a $2.28 million lawsuit. [Daily Gazette]

The SUNY police officer from Duanesburg who's expected to plead guilty this week to federal marijuana production charges was the department's first female investigator. [TU]

A tractor-trailer crashed into a utility pole in Rotterdam, cutting power to about 800 people overnight. Power was out all night as the pole was replaced. [YNN] [Daily Gazette] [Fox23]

People are still at odds over the proposed McDonald's on Hoosick Street in Troy. Earlier: Kim on the Soapbox: Hoosick Street: Future UFO landing site? [Troy Record]

In a bit of an upset, the Siena men's basketball team beat UAlbany 64-60 in their annual game at the TU Center. [TU]

A Niskayuna man and his posse of family and friends devised an elaborate training plan that helped him win a football throwing contest and $100,000 that he plans to put toward grad school tuition. [Daily Gazette]

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So basically a tax cap means nothing.

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