links for 2011-06-22

  • Negotiations continue over additional religious protections that some undecided Republicans want, and progress appears to have been made so far in closed-door talks.
  • State lawmakers hunkered down this evening for a long night of last-minute deal-making on key economic issues — capping local property taxes, hiking tuition by $300 per year at public universities and refiguring rent regulation for some.
  • Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady, made a stink earlier this year about how much state government spends on required printing of reports and other documents, and is now lauding a bill that has passed both the Senate and Assembly that would amend the State Constitution to (eventually) take the legislature paperless.
  • A bill that would allow a member of the daredevil Wallenda family to attempt a tightrope walk across the Niagara Gorge is making its way through the New York Legislature..