Gubernatorial campaigns jab each other over taxes and contributions, continued skepticism of Albany sewer facility plan, dressing for success

Gubernatorial election
+ Politico reports that "Cynthia Nixon has donated tens of thousands of dollars to several progressive groups that are now supporting her campaign for governor." [Politico NY]
+ Marc Molinaro released his tax return. Cynthia Nixon has yet to do so. [TU] [Politco NY]
+ Cynthia Nixon released a housing plan that includes a provision that would extend rent stabilization laws statewide. [Politico NY] [Nixon campaign]
+ Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Jumaane Williams laid out a plan to increase taxes and fees on things like stock transfers and large real estate transactions to raise $20 billion in new state revenue. [TU]

Lincoln Park sewer facility
The sewer facility proposed for a ravine in Albany's Lincoln Park continued to face skepticism at a public meeting Thursday evening. [TU] Earlier: The plan to fix a problem in Albany that's been a century in the making -- and the concerns about that fix

Albany school board election
There will be four candidates for three positions on the Albany school board for the May 15 election -- which will, oddly, involve two ballots. [TU]


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Albany stabbings
Albany police say three men were stabbed in two fights Thursday night in the South End / 2nd Avenue neighborhoods. [TU]

Trial in alleged Schenectady murder for hire
An insurance agent testified Thursday that the man accused of arranging the killing of Charles Dembrovsky had the told the agent he and Dembrovsky were domestic partners while taking out a life insurance policy on Dembrovsky. [TU]

Albany police officer resigns
The Albany police officer who crash his car and fled the scene -- twice -- has resigned from the force. [TU]

Galway Police Department investigation
Schenectady County's emergency management director and a Schenectady County sheriff's deputy have been placed on leave following their arrests in the state Attorney General's investigation of the Galway Police Department. [Daily Gazette]

Bail reform
Talking with Albany County DA David Soares and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple about their views on the cash bail reforms proposed by the Cuomo admin. [WNYT]

Rensselaer County DA
Charting the process the Rensselaer County DA's office pursued to seize more than $12k in a drug case that dates back to 2015. [TU]

2016 Glenville asphalt explosion
The widow of one of the men killed in the 2016 explosion at the Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions plant is suing the company alleging negligence. [Daily Gazette]

State Senate
+ Republican Bill Larkin announced he won't be running for re-election, the fifth Republican state Senator to do so. [Politico NY]
+ Stillwater Republican Lisa Bruno has formally announced she's in the pool to replace to Kathy Marchione in the 43rd Senate District. (She's not related to Joe.) [TU]

Vacant buildings in Saratoga Springs
The Saratoga Springs commissioner of public safety says the city has identified more than 80 structures and registered 59 of them. [Saratogian] [TU]

Restaurant-chef contract dispute
A look at the contract dispute between More Perreca's and its former chef -- the restaurant is suing the chef, alleging he broke the contract and damaged the business when he left. [Daily Gazette]

Work clothes
A look inside the "Dress for Success" at the Steinmetz Career and Leadership Academy in Schenectady, which offers free business casual clothing to students. [Daily Gazette]

Pissing match
The Times Union and Rodger Wyland are odds over who knew the identity of the next Siena basketball coach and when. Also: whether a crystal ball was involved somehow. [TU]

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