Facing Thursday deadline, legislators cut deals

Jun 18, 2012

Hi, all. Here’s some Trail Mix:

Albany horse trading on overdrive.

A look at Warren Buffet and Buffalo.

And: Unemployment benefits curtailed for out of work New Yorkers.


With the legislature facing a 5 p.m. Thursday deadline, deals are finally coming together. (Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Times-Union)

Last week, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Mayor Paul Dyster floated a novel idea: Paying certain students’ academic loans in exchange for living in his city. This week, Buffalo News columnist Denise Jewell Gee offers commentary.

The mayor of Buffalo and the city’s main congressional representative are at loggerheads. How will this infighting affect projects in the Nickel City? (Robert McCarthy, Buffalo News)

New York’s unemployed are losing 14 weeks of benefits. (Marnie Eisenstadt, Syracuse Post-Standard)

It appears teacher evaluations may be withheld from the public. (AP)


Warren Buffet’s ownership of the Buffalo News is the subject of a New York Times article.

Speaking of the Buffalo News, Matt Glynn profiles the head of GM’s powertrain plant in Tonawanda.

Saranac Beer is trying a novel approach to generating energy. (Ryan Delaney, WRVO/Innovation Trail)

More than 12,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses are expected to pour into Rochester in a few weeks for a national convention. The Democrat and Chronicle’s Frank Bi takes a look at the potential impact.