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Elmira Star-Gazette
Bharara: Albany suffers from 'a crisis of corruption'ALBANY — U.S Attorney Preet Bharara on Monday ripped the political culture in s
Bharara: Albany suffers from 'a crisis of corruption'
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 2 hours ago
ALBANY — U.S Attorney Preet Bharara on Monday ripped the political culture in state government, saying his string of convictions show a "crisis of corruption" at the state Capitol. Bharara gave two speeches and attended the swearing-in of the... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption'ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of several of N
Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption'
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 2 hours ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of several of New York's most powerful lawmakers has paid a visit to a capital city he once described as a "cauldron of corruption." U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) traveled... Read more
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Salon.com
Prosecutor visits NY city he called ‘cauldron of corruption’ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of several of N
Prosecutor visits NY city he called ‘cauldron of corruption’
Salon.com / Posted 2 hours ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of several of New York’s most powerful lawmakers has paid a visit to a capital city he once described as a “cauldron of corruption.” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH’-ruh) traveled... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Bharara: Public corruption hurts us allBy Joseph Spector, Gannett Albany Bureau ALBANY -- U.S Attorney Preet Bharara
Bharara: Public corruption hurts us all
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 5 hours ago
By Joseph Spector, Gannett Albany Bureau ALBANY -- U.S Attorney Preet Bharara on Monday urged New York leaders to fight public corruption, saying misdeeds hurt taxpayers and erode confidence in government. Bharara is making his first visit to the... Read more
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The Leader-Herald
Voters have good ideasA poll released Monday showed most New York voters say it's time for the state'
Voters have good ideas
The Leader-Herald / Posted 5 hours ago
A poll released Monday showed most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited. Additionally, 89 percent of voters think... Read more
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The Buffalo News
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara gives ethics lesson to Albany officialsALBANY – U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has pretty well already conquered Albany,
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara gives ethics lesson to Albany officials
The Buffalo News / Posted 6 hours ago
ALBANY – U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has pretty well already conquered Albany, or at least heavily bruised it. On Monday he came here to give an in-person lecture to this town on its ethical challenges. “It’s a basic right of every mayor and a basic... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Holding primaries on same day just makes senseIt's too much to expect of even the most patriotic Staten Islanders. Voting is
Holding primaries on same day just makes sense
Staten Island Advance / Posted 10 hours ago
It's too much to expect of even the most patriotic Staten Islanders. Voting is set to take place in 2016 on four dates between April and November. First is the presidential primary in New York state on April 19. Next comes the congressional primary... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Bharara to take on Albany, in personALBANY -- U.S Attorney Preet Bharara will hold two public events in Albany on M
Bharara to take on Albany, in person
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 14 hours ago
ALBANY -- U.S Attorney Preet Bharara will hold two public events in Albany on Monday, his first visit to the capital since his string of convictions against state lawmakers. Expect Bharara to offer plenty of criticism of the state Capitol after he... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Bharara comes to AlbanyALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Federal prosecutor Preet Bharara is heading to Albany - a p
Bharara comes to Albany
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 17 hours ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Federal prosecutor Preet Bharara is heading to Albany - a place he has sharply condemned as the epicenter of New York's political corruption. The U.S. Attorney for New York's Southern District is scheduled to address a meeting of... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomesALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Reform advocates, most voters and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cu
Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomes
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted yesterday
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Reform advocates, most voters and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side. But the most recent financial filings... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomesALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Reform advocates, most voters and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cu
Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomes
Lake Placid News / Posted yesterday
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Reform advocates, most voters and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side. But the most recent financial filings... Read more
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Kingston Daily Freeman
ALAN CHARTOCK: Why Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the GOP to control the state SenateOne of the biggest questions in Albany is who will rule the state Senate after
ALAN CHARTOCK: Why Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the GOP to control the state Senate
Kingston Daily Freeman / Posted yesterday
One of the biggest questions in Albany is who will rule the state Senate after the 2016 elections. Governor Andrew Cuomo says that he wants the Democrats in control, but most educated political consumers know that he speaks with a forked tongue on... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Legislative squabble threatens pension-stripping planALBANY -- Few concepts in Albany have more widespread support: Stripping public
Legislative squabble threatens pension-stripping plan
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 2 days ago
ALBANY -- Few concepts in Albany have more widespread support: Stripping public officials of their retirement benefits if they’re convicted of a crime related to their work. Taxpayers are on the hook for more than $682,000 a year in payments to 16... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Lanza, Savino on Albany ethics: Work together, be fairALBANY, N.Y. -- Going after Albany corruption has opened the door to many propo
Lanza, Savino on Albany ethics: Work together, be fair
Staten Island Advance / Posted 3 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Going after Albany corruption has opened the door to many proposals — good and bad — but there's little left to do to prevent malfeasance, Staten Island's two state senators argued recently. Sitting in his seventh-floor office in... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Ron Castorina Jr. is GOP pick for South Shore AssemblySTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With the blessing of some of Staten Island's most popula
Ron Castorina Jr. is GOP pick for South Shore Assembly
Staten Island Advance / Posted 3 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With the blessing of some of Staten Island's most popular Republican elected officials, lawyer Ronald Castorina Jr. was selected Thursday evening as the GOP candidate to run for the vacant South Shore Assembly seat. Castorina... Read more
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New York Post
Look who's protecting taxpayer pensions for criminal politiciansNew Yorkers overwhelmingly think crooked pols should retroactively lose their s
Look who's protecting taxpayer pensions for criminal politicians
New York Post / Posted 3 days ago
New Yorkers overwhelmingly think crooked pols should retroactively lose their state pensions. But Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie keeps making sure it doesn’t happen. On Tuesday, he offered yet another excuse for nixing a constitutional fix for the... Read more
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Lake Placid News
High stakes in race to replace convicted Long Island senatorALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With control of the New York Senate possibly up for grabs,
High stakes in race to replace convicted Long Island senator
Lake Placid News / Posted 7 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With control of the New York Senate possibly up for grabs, Democrats and Republicans are promising to aggressively campaign for a seat representing Long Island that was vacated when ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos was convicted of... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Poll: NY lawmakers should be full time without a raiseALBANY -- Get to work full time, and without a pay raise. That's the message f
Poll: NY lawmakers should be full time without a raise
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
ALBANY -- Get to work full time, and without a pay raise. That's the message from the majority of New Yorkers in a poll Monday to their state lawmakers as the Legislature debates whether to make lawmakers full time -- and as they seek their first... Read more
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NBC New York
Voters: NY Lawmakers Should Stick to $79K Posts Full-TimeMost New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be consid
Voters: NY Lawmakers Should Stick to $79K Posts Full-Time
NBC New York / Posted 7 days ago
Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday. The Siena poll shows the... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Poll: NY lawmakers should be full time without a raiseALBANY -- Get to work full time, and without a pay raise. That's the message f
Poll: NY lawmakers should be full time without a raise
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 7 days ago
ALBANY -- Get to work full time, and without a pay raise. That's the message from the majority of New Yorkers in a poll Monday to their state lawmakers as the Legislature debates whether to make lawmakers full time -- and as they seek their first... Read more
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New York Magazine
Billboards in Albany Begging Drivers to Report Crime by Committing Other CrimeIf you see something, say something. Photo: Mike Groll/AP The electronic billb
Billboards in Albany Begging Drivers to Report Crime by Committing Other Crime
New York Magazine / Posted 7 days ago
If you see something, say something. Photo: Mike Groll/AP The electronic billboards, conceived by a group called the New York Public Corruption Task Force, went up off I-90 a few weeks after two of the most powerful people in the state, former... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
High stakes in race to replace convicted Long Island senatorALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - With control of the New York Senate possibly up for grabs,
High stakes in race to replace convicted Long Island senator
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 7 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - With control of the New York Senate possibly up for grabs, Democrats and Republicans are promising to aggressively campaign for a seat representing Long Island that was vacated when ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos was convicted of... Read more
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The Washington Times
NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside payALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Most New York voters say it’s time for the state’s 213 legi
NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside pay
The Washington Times / Posted 7 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Most New York voters say it’s time for the state’s 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday. The Siena... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
New York voters think Albany corruption is a major problem, poll saysMost New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be consid
New York voters think Albany corruption is a major problem, poll says
Crain's New York Business / Posted 7 days ago
Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday. The Siena poll shows the... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Condo-flipping downturn | De Blasio stumps in Iowa | Hospitals call for bailoutAffluent New Yorkers accustomed to reaping seven-figure gains "flipping" new co
Condo-flipping downturn | De Blasio stumps in Iowa | Hospitals call for bailout
Crain's New York Business / Posted 7 days ago
Affluent New Yorkers accustomed to reaping seven-figure gains "flipping" new condos within a year or two should prepare for a more difficult reality. Data show these quick resales already are only half as profitable as they once were. As more luxury... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Sen. Diane Savino's record: 92 bills in 2015, 3 now lawsSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Coming off a history-making year in 2014, with the Compa
Sen. Diane Savino's record: 92 bills in 2015, 3 now laws
Staten Island Advance / Posted 8 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Coming off a history-making year in 2014, with the Compassionate Care Act legalizing medical marijuana, Sen. Diane Savino and the state Legislature witnessed a different type of year in 2015, one that was filled with... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Sen. Andrew Lanza's record: 250 bills last year, 20 now lawsSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Albany was a scandal-filled place last year, with the le
Sen. Andrew Lanza's record: 250 bills last year, 20 now laws
Staten Island Advance / Posted 8 days ago
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Albany was a scandal-filled place last year, with the leaders of both legislative houses arrested, charged and found guilty of public corruption. But despite the abuse of power by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate... Read more
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Staten Island Advance
Gov. Cuomo sets April special election for empty state seatsALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a special election to fill vacat
Gov. Cuomo sets April special election for empty state seats
Staten Island Advance / Posted 9 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a special election to fill vacated state Assembly and Senate seats, including the 62nd Assembly District seat formerly held by now-City Councilman Joseph Borelli, will take place on April 19. Cuomo said... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Governor sets April special election for empty state seatsALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a special election to fill
Governor sets April special election for empty state seats
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 9 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a special election to fill state Assembly and Senate seats vacated after corruption convictions will take place on April 19. Cuomo says Saturday the date coincides with the presidential primary in... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
FBI using billboards in fight against Albany corruptionALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Each workday, thousands of state workers commute from their
FBI using billboards in fight against Albany corruption
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Each workday, thousands of state workers commute from their suburban neighborhoods to the many state buildings scattered throughout New York’s capital city. Based on Albany’s remarkable penchant for corruption, odds are a few of... Read more
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The Morning Call
FBI using billboards in fight against Albany corruptionALBANY, N.Y. — Each workday, thousands of state workers commute from their subu
FBI using billboards in fight against Albany corruption
The Morning Call / Posted 10 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. — Each workday, thousands of state workers commute from their suburban neighborhoods to the many state buildings scattered throughout New York's capital city. Based on Albany's remarkable penchant for corruption, odds are that a few of... Read more
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MPNnow.com
FBI using billboards in fight against Albany corruption Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 7:06 PM Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 7:06 PM ALBANY — Ea
FBI using billboards in fight against Albany corruption
MPNnow.com / Posted 10 days ago
Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 7:06 PM Posted Jan. 29, 2016 at 7:06 PM ALBANY — Each workday, thousands of state workers commute from their suburban neighborhoods to the many state buildings... Read more
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TribLIVE
Billboards used to solicit tips on corruption in New York capital – TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods ALBANY, N.Y. — Each workday, thousands of sta
Billboards used to solicit tips on corruption in New York capital
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
– TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods ALBANY, N.Y. — Each workday, thousands of state workers commute from their suburban... Read more
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WWNY - WNYF Watertown
Convicted Ex-Senate Leader Wants New TrialEx-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a
Convicted Ex-Senate Leader Wants New Trial
WWNY - WNYF Watertown / Posted 13 days ago
Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges. They were convicted of bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges on December 11. Prosecutors... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Convicted ex-NY state Senate leader seeks new trialNEW YORK (AP) - Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his so
Convicted ex-NY state Senate leader seeks new trial
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 13 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges. They were convicted of bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges on Dec. 11.... Read more
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The Buffalo News
U.S. Attorney to deliver ethics speech in AlbanyALBANY – Preet Bharara is coming into the belly of the beast. The U.S. Attorne
U.S. Attorney to deliver ethics speech in Albany
The Buffalo News / Posted 13 days ago
ALBANY – Preet Bharara is coming into the belly of the beast. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, who has spent several years prosecuting corrupt state officials, is coming to Albany next month for a speech on ethics. Bharara on Feb. 8... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Convicted ex-NY state Senate leader seeks new trialNEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his so
Convicted ex-NY state Senate leader seeks new trial
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 13 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges. They were convicted of bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges on Dec. 11.... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Convicted ex-New York state Senate leader Skelos seeks new trialDean (left) and Adam (right) Skelos Ex-New York state Senate majority leader D
Convicted ex-New York state Senate leader Skelos seeks new trial
Crain's New York Business / Posted 13 days ago
Dean (left) and Adam (right) Skelos Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges. They were convicted of bribery, extortion and conspiracy... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
JPMorgan settles Lehman suit | Changes to 'broken windows' | Skelos asks for new trialMorning 10JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $1.42 billion to settle most of a lawsui
JPMorgan settles Lehman suit | Changes to 'broken windows' | Skelos asks for new trial
Crain's New York Business / Posted 13 days ago
Morning 10JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $1.42 billion to settle most of a lawsuit by the remains of Lehman Brothers. The Police Department and Mayor Bill de Blasio... Read more
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Middletown Times Herald-Record
Convicted ex-Senate leader Skelos, son seeks new trialNEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his so
Convicted ex-Senate leader Skelos, son seeks new trial
Middletown Times Herald-Record / Posted 13 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges. They were convicted of bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges on Dec. 11.... Read more
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ABC News
Convicted Ex-NY State Senate Leader Seeks New TrialEx-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a
Convicted Ex-NY State Senate Leader Seeks New Trial
ABC News / Posted 13 days ago
Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges. They were convicted of bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges on Dec. 11. Prosecutors said... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Convicted ex-NY state Senate leader seeks new trialNEW YORK (AP) - Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his so
Convicted ex-NY state Senate leader seeks new trial
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 13 days ago
NEW YORK (AP) - Ex-New York state Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son are seeking a new trial six weeks after they were convicted of federal corruption charges. They were convicted of bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges on Dec. 11.... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Cuomo budget plan sharply criticized in GOP analysisALBANY – The annual analyses of a governor’s state budget performed by the staf
Cuomo budget plan sharply criticized in GOP analysis
The Buffalo News / Posted 14 days ago
ALBANY – The annual analyses of a governor’s state budget performed by the staff experts from the Senate and Assembly are not hot reading for most New Yorkers. But for those trying to get an understanding of the fiscal picture beyond the filter of... Read more
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Kingston Daily Freeman
ALAN CHARTOCK: If politics is just entertainment, where will it lead us?There are days when I think the politicians read my column and get bad ideas as
ALAN CHARTOCK: If politics is just entertainment, where will it lead us?
Kingston Daily Freeman / Posted 15 days ago
There are days when I think the politicians read my column and get bad ideas as a result. A short while back, I wrote a column suggesting that Donald Trump was the quintessential New Yorker. No sooner did that column hit the newsstands than Ted Cruz,... Read more
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Middletown Times Herald-Record
Can Albany be saved from corruption?A raft of reform bills were introduced in Albany last year, after the arrests o
Can Albany be saved from corruption?
Middletown Times Herald-Record / Posted 16 days ago
A raft of reform bills were introduced in Albany last year, after the arrests of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on federal corruption charges. Here’s a sampling of some of the proposals awaiting lawmakers in... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer feesALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Campaign finance reports show the two ex-leaders of New Yor
Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer fees
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 16 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Campaign finance reports show the two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature kept draining hefty campaign funds throughout last year in failed attempts to beat federal corruption charges. Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer feesALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Campaign finance reports show the two ex-leaders of New Yor
Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer fees
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 16 days ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Campaign finance reports show the two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature kept draining hefty campaign funds throughout last year in failed attempts to beat federal corruption charges. Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver... Read more
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ABC News
Convicted NY Lawmakers Tapped Campaign Funds for Lawyer FeesThe two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a
Convicted NY Lawmakers Tapped Campaign Funds for Lawyer Fees
ABC News / Posted 16 days ago
The two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban. "When you get campaign... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Legislature’s White and Yellow books paint different color of Cuomo budgetALBANY – The annual analyses performed by the staff experts from the Senate and
Legislature’s White and Yellow books paint different color of Cuomo budget
The Buffalo News / Posted 18 days ago
ALBANY – The annual analyses performed by the staff experts from the Senate and Assembly of a governor’s state budget are not hot reading for most New Yorkers. But for those trying to get an understanding of the fiscal picture beyond the filter of... Read more
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