Monday’s Links Worth Clicking

  • The New York Times reports that a one-year wage freeze for state employees will be part of the emergency spending plan that Governor Cuomo will present during Wednesday’s State of the State address.
  • In the never-ending battle to prevent blood-sucking sea lamprey from wiping out some of the most popular fish species in the Great Lakes, biologists are developing new weapons that exploit three certainties in the eel-like parasites' lives: birth, sex and death.
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his inaugural speech said he plans to issue an "emergency financial plan" next week, and he'll be working to downsize and consolidate state and local government, as well as push for a property tax cap in the coming months.
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is requiring top executive branch officials to undergo ethics training and to be re-certified every two years to work in what has been a scandal-plagued state government.
  • President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to provide aid to survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks and first responders who became ill working in the ruins at the World Trade Center
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in his Albany office working on an emergency plan to reduce the size of government and to push his major priority of a cap on property taxes.
  • Newly inaugurated Gov. Andrew Cuomo received some spiritual backing Sunday as he set out to revitalize state government. Cuomo began his second day in office with an early morning mass at Albany’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • Bronx State Sen. Jeff Klein is resigning as Democratic deputy minority leader in a surprise move, the Daily News has learned. Klein said he is "disgusted" by his conference's actions