Good morning! Here are your headlines.
Here's how a government shutdown would affect the north country. (WWNY)
Fort Drum's civilian workers are warned they'll be furloughed during government shutdown. (WDT)
Praise or diss? Gov. Cuomo says Sen. Ritchie handled Aubertine confirmation like a pro. (Capital Tonight)
American Eagle flights from Watertown to Chicago may not start until October. (WDT)
DEC cutbacks have created opportunities for walleye poachers. (WDT)
Listen to the Wednesday edition of "The Hotline," Mayor Graham's noon-time talk show. (Newzjunky)
Should AG Schneiderman defend a prison census law he championed as a senator? (Albany T-U)
Sens. Patty Ritchie and Joe Griffo have signed onto the lawsuit, claiming prisoners should be counted where they reside now - not where they lived before incarceration. (WDT)
A push is on to close the maximum Sing Sing and medium Arthur Kill prisons downstate. (YNN)
Good government groups say Cuomo's call for a nonpartisan redistricting panel is legal. (Albany T-U)
Senate Democrats say they would not override any veto Cuomo made on legislation establishing a partisan redistricting process. (NYDN)
Apple growers are happy with Sen. Patty Ritchie after vital program funding is restored. (WDT)
Onion or sweet corn? What should be the state vegetable? (LoHud)
FY11 budget / Government shutdown:
A rare late night meeting between leaders yields no agreement on a resolution to keep government funded, but both sides are hopeful that a shutdown can be averted. (NYT/The Hill/Politico)
"The outcome will help determine whether Mr. Boehner is leading his party or following the demands of the Tea Party movement." (NYT)
Boehner says there's "no daylight" between him and the Tea Party. (Politico)
Republican Rep. Richard Hanna agrees with Owens that too many GOP proposed cuts are offered on ideological, instead of economic, grounds. (Post Standard)
Sen. Gillibrand speaks to Capital Tonight about the shutdown.
Dems are fundraising off threat of shutdown. (The Hill)
Republicans urged debate on Paul Ryan's budget plan. Democrats happily obliged Wednesday. (The Hill)
American Farm Bureau lobbies against Owens-sponsored amendment regarding EPA oversight of greenhouse gases, amendment then fails. (WDT)
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