Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has released her first public opinion about the future of I-81 thorough he city…but stops short of endorsing any specific replacement plan.
On the last day of the public comment period, Miner sent a letter to New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald saying she supports the state’s decision to eliminate a stacked viaduct, tunnel, depressed highway, and rehabilitation as alternatives as options. But Miner doesn’t say what should replace the aging, obsolete viaduct.
As traffic jams galore on Interstate-690 and Hiawatha Boulevard had Jason Aldean fans jittery to make the sold out Grandstand concert on time, Senator Chuck Schumer made sure he arrived early. His 'flesh pressing' mission is to shake 10,000 fairgoers hands !
The republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor joined State Comptroller Candidate Bob Antonacci today in Syracuse to announce a way to get more votes in November – possibly from people who aren’t republicans. They filed 62,000 petition signatures to create the “Stop Common Core” party and ballot line. Antonacci has heard plenty of opposition to the school-standards policy while campaigning.
For the first time in years, the 4,739 enrolled members of Onondaga County’s Conservative Party will have a primary election. Committee members have endorsed Democratic candidate for sheriff Toby Shelley to run on the Conservative Party line. Party Chair Chuck Mancabelli says both Shelley and Republican Party candidate Gene Conway were vetted through resumes and interviews, and Shelley came out on top.
Shelley might be the Conservative Party’s endorsed candidate, but petitions submitted in the race have opened the ballot for a write-in.
The only statewide candidate who is participating in a pilot public campaign finance program says it’s been slow going, but Republican comptroller candidate and current Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci expects to collect enough individual donors to qualify for the state matching funds.
Antonacci has to convince 2000 people to donate small amount of money to his campaign, by September 10th, and raise $200,000 from them, in order to qualify for a grant that will give him six times the amount of money that he raises by that date.
“It has been tedious at times,” Antonacci admits. “It’s been a lot of work.”
Capital correspondent Karen DeWitt takes a look at how Republican candidate for state comptroller (and current Onondaga County Comptroller) Bob Antonacci is faring under public campaign finance rules.
Antonacci, who is who is currently the Onondaga County Comptroller, plans to tour minor league baseball parks across the state in the next several days, as one way to meet voters, and more importantly, potential small money donors. He won’t say how much he’s raised so far, though a required campaign filing on July 15th showed he had just over $30,000. Antonacci says that if he doesn’t collect enough to qualify for the matching grants, it will be a “colossal failure”.