Cuomo budget presentation today, multiple shootings but locations unclear, Albany Med interested in medical marijuana program

Andrew Cuomo will present his proposed 2014-2015 budget this afternoon. Among the main questions: The next budget was projected to have a gap, so how is the Cuomo admin finding money for the tax cuts it's been touting? [TU]

Friday on the Capitol Pressroom, an Andrew Cuomo riff on what he called a "schism" in the Republican Party included this statement: "Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are." Republicans -- and Fred Dicker -- jumped on the statement, expressing outrage. The Cuomo admin released a letter Monday in response to the uproar: "The Governor was making the point that he makes often: New York is a politically moderate state and an extremist agenda is not politically viable statewide." [TU CapCon] [NY Post] [TU CapCon]

The $10 billion slated for investment at the GlobalFoundries site in Malta is currently aimed at upgrades to its existing facilities, not a second fab, according to the company. [TU]

The fields that will include the most job growth in the Capital Region, according to state Department of Labor short-term projections: food service, retail, medical. [TU]

The superintendents of the Albany and Schenectady school districts both make more than $180k a year. [TU]

Albany police say a man reported being shot in his car near Bleecker Stadium in West Hill Thursday night (map). [APD FB]

Two people were shot Sunday -- but where it happened, Albany or Troy, isn't necessarily clear. [Troy Record] [WNYT]

After a recent rash of reported gunshots in Troy, police say they've ramped up patrols where the shots have been fired. [Troy Record]

Colonie police say a man reported having more than $1,500 stolen from him at gunpoint outside a private social club on Everett Road Sunday evening (map). [TU]

Albany police say an employee at the Dunkin' Donuts on Central Ave reported being robbed by a man with what appeared to be a gun Sunday evening (map). [APD FB]

Rotterdam police say a former CVS employee is accused of stealing 33 bottles of Xanax and 58 bottles of Viagra from one of the company's pharmacies in the town. The medication was estimated to be worth $62k. [TU] [Daily Gazette]

State Police say they arrested two 40somethings after a search allegedly found a marijuana grow operation in a Clifton Park house. [NYSP]

Another incident in which pedestrians were hit on Hoosick Street in Troy -- this time Troy police say two girls suffered minor injuries after a collision with a car at Hoosick and 10th Street (map). [TU] [Troy Record]

Colonie police say employees at the Goodwill store on Fuller Road found grenades -- training devices with live detonators, but grenade bodies with no explosive material -- while sorting through donations Saturday. [TU]

The offices for Andrew Cuomo and state attorney general Eric Schneiderman say they've reached an agreement on how to split part of the $613 million from a with settlement JPMorgan Chase. (See previous NYT article about how the settlement -- and questions about makeup -- were causing tension between Cuomo and Schneiderman.) [State of Politics] [NYT]

Saratoga County officials are trying to distance the county from the SAFE Act. [Saratogian]

Albany Med has expressed interest in being one of the test sites for the Cuomo admin's medical marijuana pilot program. [Daily Gazette]

The Albany Public Library announced Monday that its executive director, Carol Nersinger, will be retiring -- she plans to stay on until a replacement is picked. Nersinger's tenure included a lot of changes for the system. [APL press release] [TU]

A Schenectady city building inspector says the multiplying corner stores in the city "seem to defy the law of supply and demand." [TU]

The new director of the Troy Downtown Business Improvement District is Erin Pihlaja, who had been the news editor for Metroland. [Troy Record]

A top goal of Watervliet's new bicycle master plan: connecting Hudson Shores Park to the Mohawk Hudson Bike Trail. [TU]

New York City officials are touting a new forecast system for the city's system of upstate reservoirs that they say it will allow it to better prevent flooding in places such as Schoharie County. [TU]

Construction on the planned new Schenectady rail station is tentatively set to be finished in 2017. [TU]

In Glenville the babies arrive quickly. [Daily Gazette]

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