Extension for the state budget?, push for recorded interrogations, question incentives to keep jobs upstate, shooting in Albany, three minutes of alpaca

State budget
The state budget is due by the end of Friday -- but Andrew Cuomo is talking about the possibility of an "extender budget" that would continue the state's current budget, citing concerns about uncertainty in how funding for the state will shake out in the federal budget. (Is this just a negotiating tactic on the part of the governor? Maybe!) [TU] [Politico NY] [State of Politics]

Recorded interrogations
Advocates were at the Capitol Monday pushing for a requirement that all police interrogations in violent felony cases be recorded on video. And Adrian Thomas, who was eventually acquitted of killing his infant son in Troy in 2008 in a case that included a recorded confession that he says was coerced by police, was there to lend his support to the proposal. A bill passed by the state Senate and backed Andrew Cuomo would expand recorded interrogations, but advocates say it doesn't go far enough and wouldn't have required video in the case of Thomas. [Spectrum] [NYSNYS/Troy Record] [News10] [TU]

Peter Young
Peter Young Housing Industries and Treatment is asking a court to stop the state from cutting off the funding for its programs in the Capital Region, and accuses a state official of "egregious bureaucratic bullying." [TU]

Alain Kaloyeros
Alain Kaloyeros has lost the first fight over whether SUNY Poly's non-profit arms will fund his legal defense. [TU]

Upstate economic development
+ Looking at Corning and the Southern Tier and questions about the millions the state has poured into upstate economic development. [Investigative Post / TU]
+ Chris Churchill on the state of upstate: "The real reasons for upstate's economic struggles -- smothering tax and business climates -- are no secret, and Cuomo has done too little to address either. It's easier to keep dropping billions on Buffalo, even when there's so little to show for the spending." [TU+]

Albany shooting
Albany police say they're investigating a shooting on the 100 block of Morris Street Monday (block map). [APD]

Grisly scene
A State Police investigator testified Monday that police found the message "Die, I said so" written on a wall next to a bloody sweatshirt and knife in the bedroom of the man accused of killing former Troy city official William Chamberlain in Wynantskill in 2015. [TU]

Cleared, but not free of trouble
Detailing < href="http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Schenectady-man-falsely-accused-but-fallout-from-11031908.php">the troubles a man faced after being accused -- and later cleared -- of using a mobile phone to look up the skirts of women in an Albany supermarket. [TU]

Albany Common Council
How the upcoming races for Albany Common Council are shaping up. [TU]

Schenectady library for convenience store site
Schenectady County officials are planning a new library for the site of a Mont Pleasant convenience store that's set for demolition after it was the subject of a string of hundreds of public safety calls. [Daily Gazette]

Niskayuna Co-op
The Niskayuna Co-op has laid off six people -- five of them in part-time jobs -- as it continues to adapt to declining sales and increased nearby competition.

Gansevoort Dollar General
The Northumberland Planning Board approved the contested plan for a Dollar General store in Gansevoort. [TU]

Saratoga Springs affordable housing
A look at some ideas for affordable housing in Saratoga Springs. [WNYT]

Brew pub plan for North Central
There's a proposal to convert a building in Troy's North Central neighborhood near The Hangar and The Ale House into apartments and a brew pub space. [TU]

John Deep
Remember John Deep, the Cohoes man who started Aimster -- a service like Napster -- in the early 2000s. [Biz Review]

Alpaca
Three minutes of alpaca? Yes, let's. [Spectrum]

Stuff going on today

Eugene Mirabelli + Jo Page
Tuesday: Novelist Eugene Mirabelli and memoirist Jo Page will be at UAlbany as part of the NYS Writers Institute visiting writers series. They'll be reading from, and talking about, their latest books. Tuesday 4:15 pm, uptown campus, University Hall Room 110 -- free

Environmental justice
Tuesday: Environmental justice scholar and author Robert Bullard will be at Siena to as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Lecture Series on Race and Nonviolent Social Change. His talk is titled "Environmental Justice and the Politics of Place: Why Equity Matters." Tuesday 7 pm, Sarazen Student Union -- free

An Iliad
Tuesday-Sunday: This is the last week for Capital Rep's production of An Iliad continues Tuesday-Sunday various times -- $20 and up

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