Lake Placid was filled with state legislators, regional and local officials and their families Sunday. They had accepted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's challenge to try winter sports activities available in the North Country in order to showcase upstate recreational tourism opportunities.
Senate Republicans say they will break a long standing tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session, and that many will vote no over dissatisfaction with the Common Core.
Senate Education Chair John Flanagan says Republican Senators will be attending a joint session of the legislature to appoint board of Regents members to new terms. But he says many GOP members will be voting no.
“There’s a very strong feeling that not enough has been done,” Flanagan said. “And they’re still not listening.”
Some Connecticut legislators acknowledge they're struggling over whether to support proposed legislation that would limit public access to 911 audio tapes, additional types of crime scene photos, and law enforcement audio recordings.
The legislation stems from recommendations of a task force that reviewed ways to balance victim privacy concerns with the public's right to know. The panel was created by the General Assembly last year in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.