Trump, Sanders, and Kasich all make stops in Capital Region, investigation into fatal police shooting in Rotterdam, allegations that Cohoes in leaning on building owners

As you know, three presidential candidates -- Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and John Kasich -- were in the Capital Region Monday:

Donald Trump in Albany
A crowd of between 10,000-17,000 people* gathered at the TU Center for the Donald Trump rally. The Republican candidate criticized what he called the "rigged" structure of the primaries in both parties. He said he'd stop jobs being moved out of the country by using tariffs. He criticized Ted Cruz for the the fellow Republican's "New York values" comment. He called everything in Hillary Clinton's life "a big, fat, beautiful lie." And closed by telling the crowd: "We are going to win so much you may even get tired of winning, and you will say please, it's too much winning, we can't take it anymore." [TWCN] [Biz Review] [NYSNYS/Troy Record] [TU] [Daily Gazette]

*Estimates in various reports ranged from "more than 10,000" to "just over 15,000" to "more than 15,000" to "almost full" 17,000-seat capacity of the TU Center.

Bernie Sanders in Albany
Bernie Sanders appeared before a capacity crowd (more than 4,000 people) at the Washington Ave Armory , and also made an appearance outside the nearby Albany Public Library for members of the crowd who couldn't get in. The Democratic candidate criticized the financial system, calling it a "rigged economy" and called for a $15-per-hour minimum wage in every state. He described the criminal justice system as "broken." (Before the rally, he met with two members of Dontay Ivy's family and representatives of Black Lives Matter.) He said he would ban hydro-fracking. And he criticized Hillary Clinton for her Iraq war vote. [TWCN] [WNYT] [Daily Gazette] [TU x2] [Politico NY] [Daily Gazette]

John Kasich in Troy and Saratoga Springs (and Albany)
John Kasich -- the Ohio governor who trails Trump and Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination -- took a different approach during his stops in the Capital Region Monday. Before a crowd of about 1,000 people (or less than that) at a town hall-style event at the La Salle Institute he addressed topics ranging from health care to social security to LBGT issues to education to foreign policy. Later in the day he appeared before about 2,000 people at the Saratoga City Center in an interview-style event with Fox News host Sean Hannity. [TWCN] [News10] [Troy Record] [Saratogian]

Kasich also took time Monday for private meetings with groups of Republicans from the state Assembly and Senate as part of a bid to argue that he has a better chance than Trump or Cruz in the general election. As he told the crowd at La Salle: "We need to make sure we pick someone who can beat Hillary Clinton." [Politico NY] [TU]

Voices from the crowds
Talking with a bunch of people who turned out to see Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Monday in Albany. [AOA]

Man fatally shot by police in Rotterdam
Police say they're continuing to investigate the incident in which a man was shot by Rotterdam police after he allegedly slashed an officer -- RPD has yet to identify either of its officers that were involved. [Daily Gazette]

Fatal car crash in allegedly stolen car
Guilderland police say an Albany man died overnight when the car he was driving crashed through a guide rail on Schoolhouse Road near Western and into the parking lot of a bank there. GPD says the car was reported stolen about the same time. [TU] [TWCN]

State tax cut
The tax cut included in the most recent state budget plays out over many years, which critics say could end up causing a budget crunch during the next decade if state revenue doesn't continue its current growth path. [NYT]

Eliminating tax on tampons
The state Senate passed a bill Monday that would exempt tampons and other similar items from sales tax in the state. (It already passed the Assembly.) [Politico NY]

Cohoes development
Two building owners in Cohoes allege that the city has been targeting them with code enforcement because they wouldn't sell properties to the city Industrial Development Agency -- a city official says the property owners aren't being singled out. [TU+]

UAlbany bus incident
Albany County ADA David Rossi tells the Times Union the DA's office been seeking an apology from the women charged in the UAlbany bus incident, and without one, the case will head to a grand jury Friday. [TU]

Former Saratoga County undersheriff files lawsuit
Saratoga County undersheriff Kevin Mullahey has filed a lawsuit against sheriff Michael Zurlow and the county alleging his retirement in February was coerced. [Daily Gazette]

Zim Smith Trail
Saratoga County is moving toward acquiring another stretch of land to extend the Zim Smith Trail. [Daily Gazette]

Nicholaus Building
A bit from this week's Marv Cermak column: The German restaurant that was once in the now-almost-200-year-old Nicholaus Building in downtown Schenectady was once a favorite spot for Charles Steinmetz. [TU+]


If we don't get too tired from all the winning that Trump will bestow upon us, Charlie Sheen can provide the rest after he becomes the next mayor of Schenectady:

An interesting note about Cuomo's tax cut mentioned above is that it only applies to couples filing jointly - individuals get no tax break. What on earth is the logic there? Why do no news outlets seem to mention that either?

Something smells fishy in Cohoes and it's not the river.

@ Jeff: just so everyone knows, that site doesn't report real news. Then again, anything involving Trump isn't real news either. So.

Cyril, you are so right about Cohoes. People are scared.

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