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‘Green’ borrowing pushed

$5B state bond sought for water, sewer, transit projects

By Stephen Williams, Daily Gazette.  Posted: May 30, 2009

CAPITOL — A coalition including environmental groups, labor and mass transit organizations is pushing for a $5 billion environment-oriented bond proposal to be put before state voters this fall.

The leaders of the Assembly and Senate environmental conservation committees are endorsing the plan, which would simply put the funding request before voters.

June 2, 2009
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Paving the road to tax reform

OUR VIEW: Circuit breaker is not perfect, but it will work for nowGlens Falls Post-Star Editorial. Posted: Friday, May 29, 2009

A circuit breaker isn’t the best solution to high property taxes.

By itself, it’s not even a good solution. It might even be counterproductive to cutting taxes over the long run.

But at this time during a crippling economic recession, when New Yorkers are struggling to pay their rising property taxes, the circuit breaker provides immediate, stop-gap tax relief for many residents.

June 2, 2009
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Bill could ease local government mergers

Petitions would need 1/10 of registered voters instead of current 1/3

By NATHAN BROWN, Enterprise Staff Writer POSTED: May 29, 2009

SARANAC LAKE - A law that could pass this year would make it easier for municipalities to start the process of consolidation or dissolution.

The New York Government Reorganization and Citizen Empowerment Act has gone through the Local Government committees of both the Senate and Assembly, Dan Mac Entee, spokesman for state Sen. Betty Little of Queensbury, said Wednesday. He said it is now going through other committees.

June 2, 2009
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Little: Weakened Drug Law Puts Residents At Risk

Urges immediate repeal of Rockefeller reform provision

Senator Betty Little says a provision of the Rockefeller drug law reform adopted in this year’s budget and scheduled to take effect June 8 will effectively hide the records of many drug felons from criminal background check review.

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Local Government Consolidation Measure Takes First Major Step

For Release: May 27, 2009

Contact: Kate Glazer    (518) 455-2585 (Sen. Stewart-Cousins)Daniel MacEntee  (518) 455-2811 (Sen. Little)

May 27, 2009
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Stimulus money to renovate South Street

By MAURY THOMPSONthompson@poststar.com

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 1:16 AM EDT

GLENS FALLS - The Glens Falls Community Development Office will get $150,000 in federal stimulus funding, which it plans to use to make streetscape improvements near two buildings being renovated at opposite ends of South Street.

While the money is guaranteed, the plan for how to use it must still be approved by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

May 27, 2009
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