Governor Cuomo today unveiled “The Public Trust Act” following the recent arrests of 3 state lawmakers:


(Cuomo 4-9-13)


Democratic State Senator Malcolm smith was arrested last week for trying to sway new York city republican party leaders for allowing him to run for mayor as a republican. 2 assemblyman were also arrested last week by undercover officers, others who have been arrested in recent years include former senate leaders Joe Bruno & Pedro Espada.


The ground has been broken on a new project in Sidney in the Johnson circle area.  Sidney Village Mayor Andy Matviak explains:


(Andy Matviak 4-9-13)


Those with questions regarding the project can access information at the village of Sidney offices at the Sidney civic center on Liberty Street.


State Troopers arrested 20-year-old Christopher Bracci of Delhi for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. The arrest resulted from a traffic stop on State Route 10 in Delhi,  Bracci was issued Appearance Tickets returnable in the Town of Delhi Court on April 16th.


Published reports out of New York City suggested that Governor Cuomo was about to replace long time assembly speaker Sheldon Silver from that position.  Cuomo told reporters yesterday that he couldn’t make changes to the leadership in either house of the legislature  that can only be done by a vote by the rank & file membership.  Cuomo also told reporters that he has a fine working relationship with Silver as well as the senate leadership.


New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli announced today that he has reached agreement with five Fortune 500 companies, Southwest Airlines, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plum Creek Timber Company, Harley-Davidson and Noble Energy, to disclose political spending made with corporate funds. All 5 agreements include commitments to make public all direct and indirect monetary and non-monetary political contributions, including contributions to trade associations that are used for political purposes.


State University of Oneonta officials announced that the college has set aside more than $600,000 to fund programs that will further enhance student learning.  The money will fund proposals ranging from a language immersion program to the acquisition of specialized equipment for several disciplines, SUNY Oneonta is beginning the third year of its five-year strategic plan.


State troopers  arrested 23-year-old Justin Yap of Binghamton, for DWI, Aggravated DWI,  Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Operating A Motor Vehicle Without Insurance. The arrest was the result of a vehicle stop in Binghamton,. Yap was issued an Appearance Ticket returnable to the City of Binghamton Court on April 19th.




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