Tuesday’s Links Worth Clicking

  • Five key elections across New York remain unresolved, and some say the state’s new electronic voting system is to blame.
  • New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Monday projected that the state’s current deficit is nearly $1 billion, three times larger than estimated by Gov. David Paterson..
  • Just a few weeks before students head back to the classroom, the state Department of Education has abruptly blocked school districts from seeking Medicaid reimbursement for a wide variety of services provided to children.
  • On Wednesday the state Office of General Services will open bids — the minimum is set at $950,000 — on Gabriels, a 92-acre facility in the middle of the Adirondacks in Franklin County, about 15 minutes north of Saranac Lake.
  • Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo will take office with 64 percent of voters viewing him favorably, a poll released Monday by the Siena Research Institute finds.

    The voters surveyed were generally optimistic about the direction of the state, and optimistic that Cuomo could accomplish some of his signature initiatives like a property tax cap.

  • A new generation of consumers breaks the coupon-shopper stereotype.
  • Two new tobacco shops are on their way to northeastern Pennsylvania as store owners try to capitalize on a huge disparity in the cigarette tax in New York and the Keystone State.
  • Two doctors are playing golf on Long Island. One hits such a poor shot from the rough that it hits his partner, standing somewhere off to the side, in the head. Whose fault is that?