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Developing Storm: Snow To Increase in Coverage and Intensity After Midnight

A major Nor'easter now developing off the mid Atlantic coast will put eastern New York and western New England on its western side through Tuesday.  Snow will become steadier from SE to NW across the region after midnight and towards daybreak Tuesday with snowfall of varying intensity through Tuesday evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 20-30 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions into Tuesday night. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 8"-14" are expected.

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Court upholds NY law on public works contracting

ALBANY -- New York's top court has upheld 2008 revisions to the law governing state and municipal public works contracts that sets varying regional thresholds.
 
The so-called "Wicks Law" requires separate contract specifications and bidding for three work categories in public projects: plumbing, electrical, and heating, cooling and ventilation.
 
From 1964 until 2008, that applied statewide to projects with costs exceeding $50,000.
 
The recent amendments set thresholds of $3 million in New York City, $1.5 million for Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties and $500,000 for the rest of New York.
 
The Court of Appeals rejected contractor claims that different state-set levels violate the constitutional authority of local governments to manage their own affairs.
 
The court ruling Thursday says issues of whether its apprenticeship provisions improperly favor in-state contractors need to be examined further.

   AP-WF-06-07-13 0715GMT

 
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