Roundup: Prisons Closing and Hydro Fracking

Surrounded by Republicans, Governor Cuomo held a public signing of his tax cap legislation in Westchester. (via

Prisons: Two of seven facilities set to close are in NYC. [AP]

Prisons: 500 jobs at risk in Oneida. [Jon Maurer / Rome Observer]

Prisons: North Country spared from closures. [Jon Alexander / Post Star]

Fracking: “The Cuomo administration is seeking to lift what has been, in effect, a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing.” [Danny Hakim and Nick Confessore / New York Times]

Headline: “DEC confirms franking ban to end.” [Jon Campbell / Ithaca Journal]

Fracking: DEC spox says “no permits may be issued until the public comments are reviewed and considered and the final Supplement Generic Environmental Impact Statement is released.” [Rick Karlin / Times Union]

Fracking: Silver softens his tone. [Liz Benjamin / Capital Tonight]

Unions: Cuomo leans on PEF. [Liz Benjamin / Capital Tonight]

Marriage: Grisanti, still supportive. [Glenn Blain / Daily News]

Staffing Cuomo: Hoyt says “I can hardly imagine a better moment to make this transition.” [Celeste Katz / Daily News]

9/11 Memorial: $3 million short. [Jennifer Fermino / NY Post]

Cops: Police accused of starting fight at album release party for Smif-N-Wesson and Pete Rock. [Zach Crizer / NY Post]

Cops: More frisks, less fuss. [Graham Rayman / Village Voice]

Jobs: Bloomberg as treasury secretary, says Roger Stone. [Twitter]

  Roundup: Prisons Closing and Hydro Fracking