Previews from State of the State include juvenile justice reform and potential Harriman campus private development, task force for Lansingburgh fires, push to delete license plate scanner data

With the State of the State/state budget presentation scheduled for Wednesday, the Cuomo admin has been previewing a bunch of different plans/initiatives/programs:
+ A report from a juvenile justice panel recommends raising the cut-off age for juvenile jurisdiction from 16 to 18. [TU]
+ A proposal to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.50 per hour ($11.50 per hour in New York City). [TU]
+ Andrew Cuomo announced plans for a commission to study, and possibly raise, the pay of state legislators -- and restrict their outside income. [NYT]
+ "Cuomo administration officials" tell the Times Union the state budget proposal will include a plan to dedicate a chunk of the Harriman State Office Campus in Albany to private development that would have provide PILOTs to the city of Albany. [TU]

The city of Troy has put together a task force to investigate the alleged arsons in Lansingburgh. There was another suspicious fire this past Sunday. [TU] [Troy Record]

NYRA and the Wandering Dago food truck have reached a settlement over the truck being bounced from the Saratoga Race Course because of its name. The Times Union reports the settlement is for $68,500. [Daily Gazette] [TU]

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Joseph Adamo, the North Greenbush man accused of stabbing his wife at their home this past March, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted murder and was sentenced to 18 years in prison. [Troy Record]

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple framed the recent arrest of 10 people in Colonie for allegedly being part of a prostitution operation connected to massage parlors as an effort to crack down on human trafficking. [Saratogian] [Daily Gazette]

A state administrative law judge ruled last year that Martin Reid, chairman of the Rensselaer County Legislature, "wilfully and intentionally misrepresented the facts" when collecting state unemployment benefits while being paid as a member of the legislature. Rensselaer County DA Joel Abelove says he hasn't decided yet whether to pursue charges. [TU] [WNYT]

State Police says 12 forensic scientists have been temporarily taken off criminal cases at the state's lab as part of an investigation in allegations of cheating on training tests for a new technology. (Word of the alleged cheating surfaced in December as part a Schenectady murder case.) [TU] [Daily Gazette]

An Albany Common Council member is pushing for license plate scanner data collected by the Albany Police Department to be deleted from the county database in days or weeks instead of years. [TU]

A group opposed to red light cameras in Albany is pushing for changes in the RFP issued by the city to potential contractors. [TU]

The Saratoga Springs Code Blue shelter recently hosted a record 47 people over night. [Daily Gazette]

CSEA members at Maplewood Manor have rejected the contract offer from the private company lined up to buy the nursing home from Saratoga County -- and a union spokesman says "the future of the facility very much in question." [Daily Gazette] [Saratogian]

Halfmoon and Colonie led the Capital Region in new home construction in 2014. [Daily Gazette]

Tenants are moving into the redeveloped Wellington Row space on State Street in downtown Albany. [TU]

Growing in Saratoga County: a company that specializes in making sanitizing products for dairy farms. [Daily Gazette]

More than $50k has been raised for a longtime Colonie volunteer firefighter whose house was recently destroyed by a fire. [TU]

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