The New York State Public Service Commission has approved the construction of a large power plant in Dutchess County. It was the last of the major approvals needed, though there are still some issues on the local level to work out before the shovels can hit the ground.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed closing two correctional facilities. One is in the Hudson Valley, and it’s the state’s only minimum security prison for women. And now there is concern about what will happen to the programs available to these women.
A New York State Senator from the Hudson Valley has introduced a bill he says will keep legislators from voting under the cover of darkness.
Democratic State Senator Terry Gipson, who represents most of Dutchess County, and parts of Putnam County, has introduced the following measure.
So far, Democratic Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk is a co-sponsor; she represents Greene and Montgomery Counties, as well as parts of Ulster, Albany, and Schenectady Counties. Gipson says others have expressed interest, though he declined to name names. Again, here’s Gipson.