Thursday, December 8, 2011


* Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted the issues behind the new tax package were fully aired for the last three yearsdespite the lack of public input as it was createdthe New York Times reports:
* Kevin Davisa former chief executive of collapsed trading firm MF Globalhas abruptly resigned from his job handling commodity investments for city Comptroller John Liu's officethe Wall Street Journal says:
* Liu's top political aide Chung Seto is facing $175000 in IRS liens for unpaid federal income taxesthe Post says:
* The Occupy Albany encampment won a permit from Albany officials allowing their tents to stay in a city-owned park near the Capitol for at least 15 more daysthe Times Union reports:
* The push to ban carriage horses in Central Park is picking up new steam from a well-funded effort by the ASPCA and othersdespite carriage owners' efforts to infiltrate and secretly record the opponentsthe Times says:
* The Binghamton City Council is considering a two-year ban on hydrofracking within city limitsthough there are no wells in the city under considerationthe Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin says:

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