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Wed April 4, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

New Yorkers not thrilled with process for passing the budget

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One man's fight to improve bus service in Albany.

New York continues its love of the governor, but they don't like how the budget was made.

Plus, how good are you at masking a lie?

Transportation

The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick has this profile of a man fighting for equality in Albany's transportation system.

New York is poised to spend about $1.2 billion fixing bridges and paving roads, reports Joseph Spector of Gannett.

Technology

We've profiled them before, but the Syracuse-based lighting firm Ephesus is out with another new LED prototype it says will change the lighting industry (Ryan Delaney, WRVO/Innovation Trail).

Daniel Robison (WBFO/Innovation Trail) has this story about research into a new way to detect lies. Really, he does.

Politics

A new poll finds New Yorkers are continuing their approval of Governor Cuomo, but they're not loving the way the budget deal was done (Joseph Spector, Gannett).

Occupy Ithaca is still going, but it's down to an army of one (Liz Lawyer, Ithaca Journal).

Food

A Troy cookie maker is looking to grow, but a tax issue with the potential new property is causing a delay (Brian Nearing, Times-Union).

Many regular shoppers already sing the praises of Wegman's grocery stores, now Consumer Reports is confirming it (Tom Tobin, Democrat & Chronicle).

Business

A company is trying to do a better job matching international students with universities here in the U.S. (Zack Seward, WXXI/Innovation Trail).

Charles McChesney of the Post-Standard reports central New York's economic development leaders are going to focus more on exports.

Businesses in the North Country are hoping the sales tax break will bring more Canadian shoppers in (Ted Booker, Watertown Daily Times).

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will make a trip to Rochester today for an economic development announcement (YNN).

Erin Elzo reports for the Post-Standard about a conference aimed at helping women succeed in business.

Buffalo's jobless rate continues to stay above 9 percent (David Robinson, Buffalo News).

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