JCOPE wants Silver's financial statements, another Schenectady stabbing, Halfmoon seeks zip code, don't call it "Barbara's Law"

Andrew Cuomo claims the only thing standing in the way of disclosure laws are legislators that do not want to disclose their outside income.[TWCN]

The Joint Commission on Public Ethics has sent a notice of delinquency to Sheldon Silver for financial statements from 2011-2013 seeking information about non-state employee income. [TU]

Albany Common Council members could vote to include a grace period in red light camera plans tonight.[TWCN]

A stabbing near Van Voast Street in Schenectady sent an 18-year-old man to Ellis Hospital with multiple wounds.[TU]

A Glenville house fire left a family homeless claimed the life of a family dog .[News 10]

Saint Rose MB in post ad 2014-fall

Troy's police chief says the findings of a recent audit that uncovered seventeen evidence items misplaced or not properly accounted for is misleading, and that some of the items have been recovered.[TWCN][WNYT]

Chris Churchill speculates on whether Lou Rosamilia will run for another term as Mayor of Troy and whether he is too nice for the job. [TU]

The victims of a ponzi scheme run by Albany brokers Timothy McGinn and David Smith will be repaid $20.8 million from seized assets in the case after a judge rejected a request for $124 million, claiming the SEC did not adequately document that much had been lost.[TU]

Senate Democrats are proposing creating a stimulus package that would include a one-time tax rebate of up to $2,800 for minimum-wage workers to make their current $8.75 an hour jobs $10.10 an hour.[LoHud]

The Troy Planning Commission got its first look at the new plans for the $1.2 million Monument Square project on Tuesday and will be approaching it as a single phase project. [Record]

A call for North Central Troy residents to speak up about the future of their community. [Record]

According to data obtained by the Albany Business Review, more than 90 companies applied to participate in Start-Up NY and pledged to create 2,689 jobs.[Business Review]

A downstate senator wants a ban on machetes.[Daily News]

It is apparently too cold and snowy for criminals. [WNYT]

The owner of a Golden Corral on Central Avenue in Albany has apologized to a mother who was told by the restaurant manager that she should go to into the bathroom to breastfeed her child.[WNYT]

Chuck Schumer is proposing a zip code for Halfmoon.[Gazette]

Organizers of Albany's St. Patrick's Day Parade are short thousands of dollars for this year's celebration.[WNYT]

Don't call it Barbara's law. [TU]


So is Albany trying to create red light districts?? I'm not a big fan of the activity being recorded, but I think these districts would be great for the local economy. Even the Mayor says it will generate revenue of upwards of $2M! I just hope the Mayor provides for free checkups for the workers and prevents independents from moving into the city's defined districts. It seems to work in the Netherlands - why not here? Preserving our Dutch heritage, no? Now if we could only get a few legal joints on the menu...

With winters like this and $100 fines for not shoveling the sidewalks, who needs red light cameras?

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