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Layoffs coming for state workers

About 450 state workers are getting pink slips today.  Most of them will be part of the Public Employees Federation union, which hasn't cut a concessions deal with the governor as CSEA did earlier this month, reports Rick Karlin at the Times Union.

Governor Cuomo signed new tax cap legislation in Pleasantville yesterday, reports Gannett's Joseph Spector.  Is that symbolic or what?

And finally, it's not political but it is in Albany, so maybe it sort of counts?  Anyway, happy birthday to WEXT (via All Over Albany).  The station, which is part of Innovation Trail partner WMHT's family of fine radio products, is celebrating four years.

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