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Cuomo to deliver State of the State at 1:30

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Political watchers are waiting for the governor to step up and deliver his State of the State.

Today in your Trail Mix:

What people are looking for in the State of the State.

A wind farm is being taken over by a local coalition.

SUNY Geneseo is a good deal among public colleges.

Plus: it's ice wine time!

State of the State

You can watch the governor's address here at 1:30 p.m. today:

So what will we hear in the address?

Accelerate Upstate hopes to hear more of what it's heard over the past year: organizer Craig Turner is enthusiastic about the governor's reforms (Daniel Robison, WNED/Innovation Trail).

Broome County's executive wants to hear about how the governor will create jobs (George Basler, Press & Sun-Bulletin).

Albany-watchers are expecting the governor to talk about infrastructure and gambling (Joseph Spector, Gannett).

Unions hope they won't hear that the governor wants to raid their pensions to help meet the state's $2 billion budget gap (Karen DeWitt, New York State Public Radio).

Meanwhile, "the people" held their State of the State yesterday, preempting the governor's address (Rick Karlin, Times Union).

How do you think the governor has done so far? New York NOW wants to know for their weekly poll.

Energy

A group of local business owners and residents are taking over the Black Oak Wind Farm, to keep power production in local hands (Matt Richmond, WSKG/Innovation Trail).

A coal power plant that was at risk of being shut down has reached a deal to be sold to bondholders, to help it keep operating (David Robinson, Buffalo News).

An environmental group is questioning how accurate an inventory of air pollution in Pennsylvania's gas industry is (Don Hopey, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

State Impact PA's Susan Phillips has a debrief of the recent earthquakes in Ohio that may be attributable to drilling wells to store fracking waste.

Politics

Erie County's new county executive kicked off his term with a set of executive orders, creating a Medicaid task force to root out fraud, among other items (Chris Caya, WNED).

Differences about where to headquarter the movement have caused a spilt in Occupy Buffalo (Gene Warner, Buffalo News).

Higher ed

SUNY Geneseo tops a list of nine SUNY schools that made Kiplinger's "best values in public colleges" list (Buffalo Business First).

The University at Buffalo's HIV pharmacology lab has received equipment that will help it train doctors doing work in sub-Saharan Africa (Tracey Drury, Buffalo Business First).

An aspiring librarian in Rochester spent 15 months looking for work and finally found a gig - working in a restaurant (James Battaglia, Democrat and Chronicle).

Business

A cold snap across the state is the perfect condition for ice wine makers in western New York (Richard E. Baldwin, Buffalo News) and the Finger Lakes (Jeffrey Blackwell, Democrat and Chronicle).

Kodak has been warned by the New York Stock Exchange that if its stock price stays below a dollar for more than six months it'll be delisted (Mike Dickinson, Rochester Business Journal).

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