ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A SUNY political scientist does not expect Governor Andrew Cuomo's polling lead to take a significant hit over reports his administration meddled with a state anti-corruption commission. SUNY-New Paltz's Gerald Benjamin says, though, the reports confirm some voters' underlying skepticism and cynicism about politics.
BRIDGEPORT, N.Y. (AP) - Federal Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will visit officials in Bridgeport today, promoting a new federal rural infrastructure fund. The White House announced the $10 billion private sector fund last week to fund projects such as rural health care and upgraded wastewater systems and educational facilities.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The state has reached a deal to buy the remainder of the land for a planned Buffalo solar-energy manufacturing complex. The state has already bought 88 acres with the new purchase adding 96 more. Two California clean-energy manufacturing firms have already been lined up as the first two tenants.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Newly-named interim Buffalo schools superintendent Donald Ogilvie met with parents for the first time last night, taking questions on his priorities for the district. Area media report Ogilvie told the crowd the district is going through a major transition with one key challenge being to fill leadership and other positions.
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