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Wed February 2, 2011
Morning news round-up: higher ed

SUNY Binghamton closer to new president, and "Doppler on wheels"

One of the candidates for president of SUNY Binghamton will be graduating with top honors.
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Binghamton University's search for a new president continues - the final candidates names are now in the hands of the chancellor of SUNY, Nancy Zimpher.  The word from her office on who the candidates are, of course, is "no comment." But Julia Hunter has some details in the Press & Sun-Bulletin:

Five finalists visited BU late last year for public forums and to meet with members of the campus. The only female candidate, Susan Jeffords, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Washington Bothell, withdrew her name from the search following her visit.

The other four candidates were Gary Miller, provost and vice president of academic affairs and research at Wichita State University; Jonathan Alger, senior vice president and general counsel at Rutgers; Uday Sukhatme, executive vice chancellor and dean of the faculties at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; and Bruce Bursten, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and distinguished professor of chemistry at the University of Tennessee.

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Wed February 2, 2011
Morning news round-up: politics

Cuomo's 2011 budget details

Cuomo's budget details are out - but observers are already clamoring for more.
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In case you're just emerging from a coma: The governor delivered his budget address yesterday.  Here's the topline info, via Casey Seiler and Rick Karlin at the Times Union:

  • Total budget proposal: $132.9 billion
  • Reduction in total: $3.7 billion or 2.3 percent
  • Deadline to adopt budget: April 1, 2011
  • Biggest cuts: $982 million from Medicaid, $450 million from state agencies, $170 million from higher education, $85 million in member items, $14.6 million in aid to municipalities.

And here's a round-up of wonkery from across the state.

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Tue February 1, 2011
Morning news round-up

Cuomo's big budget day, and National Grid cuts 1,200

The Egg: home to the governor's budget address. Not home to corners.
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Cuomo budget address

It’s budget day in New York, so let’s get out facts straight:

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Mon January 31, 2011
Morning news round-up

The big wait: NYS budget coming tomorrow

Here comes the budget.
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Budget to be released tomorrow

Gannett's Albany bureau has a look at the political bickering we might be in for after the governor releases his budget proposal tomorrow.

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Fri January 28, 2011
Morning news round-up

New York has a new money man

Move over George, there's a new money man in Albany: Ken Adams, of the Business Council of New York State.
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Ken Adams appointment reaction

As we reported yesterday, Ken Adams of the Business Council of New York will be the new head of Empire State Development, the state's economic development agency. 

Here's what folks around the state are saying about the appointment.

Times Union:

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