Albany $12.5 million missing from Cuomo budget, GE announces 100 jobs for Niskayuna - moves HQ from CT to Boston, opening 1.7 million cards and packages

State of the State
Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address: a look at ethics, local governments, big infrastructure, minimum wage, paid family leave, housing , homelessness and more. Here's some legislative reaction to the governor's plans.

Protestors lined the concourse, many advocating for the proposed $15 minimum wage. Some business groups are speaking out against the wage hike. [AOA][NYT][TU][TWCN][TU][News10]

Albany $ missing from budget
The $12.5 million that the city of Albany was looking for from the state to help balance its budget was not included in the governor's spending plan.[TU]

GE
General Electric announced 100 new jobs will be added to its Global Research Center in Niskayuna. Meanwhile, GE Affiliate Granite Services will close its operations in Schenectady and cut 41 jobs due to a loss of contract. GE also announced that it is moving its headquarters from Connecticut to Boston (New York officials had been trying to lure the company HQ to the state). [TU][Business Review][TU]

Albany man convicted of murder
An Albany man faces 25 years to life after a jury found him guilty in the 2014 stabbing of an Albany womanin a Hudson Avenue apartment. [TWCN]

Man dead in pay-loader incident
A Schoharie County man died Wednesday when a payloader he was operating overturned in a pond that was just 7 feet deep. [TU]

Scavo charged with stalking
Former Albany County Legislator Brian Scavo, who is awaiting sentencing on a fraud charge, was arrested on a harassment charge for allegedly stalking a Crossgates Mall employee. [TU+]

More pollution at former Colonie steel plant
The state has found more pollution at the former Al Tech Specialty Steel plant than was believed to be at the site when a clean up fund was started 15 years ago. [TU]

Cohoes police
Cohoes mayor Shawn Morse on revamping the Cohoes Police Department:"We're talking about a police department that's not just about arresting the bad guys but is part of our city." [TU+]

Rockwood
Chris Churchill on the case of Glenville farmer Joshua Rockwood, and government overreach. Twelve of the 13 animal abuse counts against Rockwood were dropped on Tuesday. [TU][Gazette]

ESP restaurant to reopen
Mazzone Hospitality is taking over the former Sign of the Tree restaurant on the Empire State Plaza. [TU][Business Review]

Sa'fyre's volunteers
Volunteers have turned out to open some of the 1.7 million cards and packages sent to Sa'fyre Terry. [TU]

Happening today

Elvis Costello film
Proctors is showing Elvis Costello - Detour: Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in the GE Theater. Blurbage: "Set in a 1960s living room with an oversized television broadcasting never-seen-before personal photos, Detour Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall sees Costello in front of his hometown crowd digging deep into his catalogue." Thursday 7 pm - $15 / $10 students and kids

Wine and Dine for the Arts
The annual Wine and Dine for the Arts food and wine festival starts in downtown Albany and continues into the weekend. The multi-day event includes tastings, chefs and restaurants, seminars, and competitions for sliders, baristas, and bartenders. (Some events have already sold out and others probably will sell out.) Thursday-Saturday - various times and prices

Music: Guster at Upstate Concert Hall
Alt rock. With: David Wax Museum. 8 pm - $25 ahead / $28 day of

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