FBI Director says Albany corruption is nothing special, Cuomo approval ratings slip to lowest yet,Tkaczyk/Amedore debate gets heated

FBI Director James B. Comey was Albany on Tuesday. Comey praised the relationships between police agencies in the region, said we're safer than we were on 9-11. And according to him, Albany is nothing special in the corruption department: "I don't want to burst Albany's bubble in any way," Comey said, "but there are lots of state capitals in this country where we're doing lots of public corruption work. So it doesn't stand out in my mind."[TWCN][Saratogian][TU]

Andrew Cuomo's job approval rating has slipped to its lowest point since taking office, but he still has a wide lead over challenger Rob Astorino.[WSJ]

Cecilia Tkaczyk and Republican George Amedore had their first debate of 2014 on Tuesday night at Proctors. The debate got heated and personal at times, and touched on local control of casinos, the Moreland commission, women's equality and chocolate or vanilla. [News 10][WNYT][TU]

John Boehner was in Glens Falls on Tuesday to help raise money for Republican congressional candidate Elise Stefanik. Stefanik also accepted the Independence Party ballot line on Tuesday, putting her on three ballot lines in November.

Zephyr teachout's campaign raised $268,000 and spent $438,000 in the final stretch of her primary campaign against Governor Andrew Cuomo[CNY]

An Irish American Troy police officer has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city claiming he was passed over for a promotion because police chief John Tedesco favors friends and Italian Americans. [TU]

The Albany Common Council's Public Safety Committee took up the issue of red light cameras on Tuesday night. The city's Deputy Police Chief assured the council that if the cameras are used, control of the city's traffic lights will not be given up to a private company. [TU]

Most of Troy's 13 new surveillance cameras will be placed in Lansingburgh.[WNYT]

Troy voters overwhelmingly approved a $1 million library budget on Tuesday. [Record]

Plans are in the works to make it possible for Schenectady residents to pay their taxes online. [Gazette]

A Ballston Spa man will spend four years in prison for stealing baby formula.[TU]

Mrs. London's and Max London's in Saratoga have been sold to a downstate real estate investor. [TU]

A Ravena school says students can not wear the National Guard t-shirts being passed out on campus by a guard recruiter because the depiction on the shirt of a soldier holding a gun violates the school dress code. [TU]

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