Duffy http://wrvo.org en Duffy campaigns in Syracuse to lift "dark cloud" of mandates http://wrvo.org/post/duffy-campaigns-syracuse-lift-dark-cloud-mandates <p>Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy has been beating a path back and forth across upstate New York, as he campaigns for Governor Andrew Cuomo&rsquo;s budget initiatives.</p><p>Duffy made his second stop in Syracuse this week on Thursday, this time to drum up support&nbsp;for changes to pensions and Medicaid funding.</p><p>But this time he brought some friends.<br /><br />Duffy led a hearing of the <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/mandatereliefcouncilmembers.pdf" target="_blank">11-member Mandate Relief Council [PDF]</a>, made up of members of Cuomo&rsquo;s administration and elected lawmakers. The group heard testimony from central New York government and business leaders&nbsp;at Le Moyne College.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 16:23:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney 14903 at http://wrvo.org Duffy campaigns in Syracuse to lift "dark cloud" of mandates