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New York Budget Talks Continue in State Legislature

by Associated Press
NY Assembly Building in Albany.

aidaneus, Flickr

The leader of the Democrat-controlled state Assembly said Tuesday their budget proposal will include a property tax "circuit breaker" instead of the rebate program sought by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Speaker Sheldon Silver made the comment to state Capitol reporters as negotiations between legislative leaders and Cuomo over the state budget due April 1 enter the final weeks. The Assembly and the state Senate each were expected to vote Wednesday on separate budget proposals staking out their positions on the fiscal plan.

Morning Brief: November 11

by Jeff Coltin
Vets Day Parade

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kleynia R. McKnight, wikimedia

Get your bugles ready! Manhattan’s 5th Avenue will be the site of the annual “America’s Parade” to honor U.S. military veterans. Veterans Day is held on November 11th each year to mark the day that combat ended in World War 1.

Sandy Volunteer: Monique Pilie

by Veronica Volk

Monique Pilie, courtesy of All Hands Volunteers

It’s been a year since Sandy swept the coast and left devastation in her wake, and a year since people flocked from all over the country to help those affected. Not all of those volunteers have left, and at least one has no intention of packing it in anytime soon.

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