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The Politicalist, August 16


Happy Aug. 16, y'all!
Here's what's happening in, around and about the north country.

On deck

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will be at the Dulles State Office Building today, possibly to unveil the results of a lawsuit against a company that was kicking puppies ripping off soldiers.

Parks and Rec

Craig Fox's story that made photo of the day.

Tax cap

St. Lawrence County will have a public hearing on whether to override it.

The tax cap applies even to special districts.


The plan moves forward.

A petition can't force Norfolk to have a vote on whether to abolish its police department.

Municipal power

The plan to replace National Grid with a state-run (and cheaper) source of electricity in parts of St. Lawrence County is dead in the water, says an attorney, as long as Jim Monroe is involved in the project.

Straight flush

Sewer needs are holding up a housing development near Target.


No expansion.


The CSEA agrees to the governor's contract proposal.

Air Cuomo

The Times-Union opines on the first real bump in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration.

Mr. Cuomo's administration pushes back on the AP's estimate of a $13,000 cost for the flights.


Officials want an extension of the public comment period of a fracking review, but the natural gas industry is pushing back.

PolitiFact: "Little dispute" on climate science.


A historic trip that included Rep. Bill Owens.

Debts and deficits

A simple way to help the nation's money woes? Get rid of the penny.

The group of lawmakers who will figure out $1.5 trillion worth of cuts took money from Microsoft and the conservative Club for Growth, the National Journal writes.

Despite a U.S. downgrade, U.S. treasuries are still a good bet, says a Chinese banker.

2012 (and 2016!) presidential election

Texas Gov. Rick Perry facts (and not the facetious Walker Texas Ranger type).

Rep. Michele Bachmann's position that the ban on gays serving in the military should be reinstated is legally possible.

A big-wig Democrat says it's Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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