Lake Placid, NY, Mar 10, 2014 — Governor Andrew Cuomo led a group of lawmakers on a day-long visit to the Adirondack Park yesterday.
The Adirondack Winter Challenge is part of his administration's $60 million effort, launched last year, to boost upstate tourism. The event was also designed to build support in Albany for state-run tourism sites that cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year to operate. Go to full article
Mar 10, 2014 — Both houses of the legislature are due to release their budget proposals this week. They'll use those to negotiate a final spending plan with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in an interview with NYS-PBS's New York Now and public radio stations, says Assembly Democrats are not yet on board with part of Cuomo's plan to cut the estate tax. Go to full article
Mar 10, 2014 — Budget negotiations are expected to get serious at the state Capitol this week, with the spending plan due at the end of the month. The Senate and Assembly are due to put out their budget resolutions on Wednesday, the first step toward reaching a final deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo later this month. Go to full article