Tue April 22, 2014
Moreland Commission

Moreland fallout continues for Cuomo, finds Siena poll

Credit http://publiccorruption.moreland.ny.gov/

A new poll finds that Governor Cuomo is still feeling the fallout from the demise of his Moreland Commission, a panel that was investigating corruption in the legislature. Cuomo disbanded the commission as part of the state budget deal.

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Tue April 22, 2014

Poll shows Cuomo vulnerable on the Left

Credit siena.edu

A new poll finds Governor Cuomo in a double digit lead against his Republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes, if a progressive third party candidate emerges.

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Tue April 22, 2014
Gun control

Three counties pull out of SAFE Act pilot permit program

Franklin gun shop

The Cortland County clerk’s office has backed out of a pilot run of a re-certification program for gun owners, part of the state’s stricter gun control laws, because it didn’t feel it was getting enough support from the state.

Under a provision of the January 2013 SAFE Act, current pistol permit holders must update their permits by 2018. That means verifying addresses and what weapons are owned.

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Thu April 17, 2014

Oswego County combating jail overcrowding with technology

Originally published on Thu April 17, 2014 7:30 am

The Oswego County Jail is attempting to streamline pre-trial processes and enhance technology.
Gino Geruntino WRVO

The Oswego County Jail's inmate population has grown over the past four years, and has forced Oswego County to send inmates elsewhere to be housed. County officials sat at least some of the blame lies with the state.

In this year's budget, Oswego County Sheriff Reuel Todd says he allotted $100,000 to cover the costs of housing inmates at outside facilities. But two months into the new year, Todd had already used $130,000 and is now requesting more funding.

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Tue April 15, 2014

Onondaga Nation files human rights petition over land claims

Originally published on Tue April 15, 2014 4:17 pm

Oren Lyons, the faithkeeper for the Onondaga Nation.
Ryan Delaney WRVO file photo

With its domestic options exhausted, the Onondaga Indian Nation has taken its land claim case to an international commission.

It’s been six months since the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the Onondaga’s claim to 2.6 million acres of land in central New York. In the lawsuit first filed in 2005, the nation says land was illegally taken from it in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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