With the Governor's proposed budget coming Tuesday and Mr. Cuomo's promise to cut and consolidate agencies, a favorite parlor game at the Dulles State Office Building is guessing who will be on the block.
Year's ago it was an annual budget battle to save the now defunct St. Lawrence Eastern Ontario Commission, which was a favorite of then State Senator H. Douglas Barclay.
SLEOC was supposed to facilitate local governments in the areas east of the Lake...in particular Barclay's home turf around Pulaski.....Years of fighting eventually led to the demise of the agency.
Speculation centers now around the 39 year old Tug Hill Commission...a body charged with a similar mission in the Tug Hill area....Someone close to the process says the body has been mentioned and efforts to lobby for it have started.
There may be other agencies under scrutiny and answers will come on Tuesday.
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