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Oh Albany!

  1. Cuomo Talks Homelessness, Ethics, and Paid Leave at State of the StateThe governor also reminded everyone of his plan to fix the “miserable” Penn Station, and other big infrastructure projects.
  2. Preet Bharara Wants State Legislators to Be More Excited About Fixing AlbanyHe also wants everyone to know that he thinks New York lawmakers are big whiners.
  3. Dean Skelos and Son Found Guilty on All CountsPreet Bharara: 2. Albany leadership: 0.
  4. Prosecutors Explain How Dean Skelos Case Is Just Like This Shel Silverstein PoemSince I brought my gorilla to school, everyone’s nicer to me.”
  5. Sheldon Silver Filed for His Pension a Day After Getting Convicted of CorruptionHe could make more than $85,000 a year.
  6. Sheldon Silver Found GuiltyDean Skelos’s fate has not yet been decided.
  7. Jurors Increasingly Allergic to Sheldon Silver TrialCan I leave now? What about now? Now? Now?”
  8. What You Missed in Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos’s Corruption TrialsThe jury begins deliberating Silver’s fate.
  9. New York State Assemblyman Behind Nail Salon Law Is Suddenly Against ItCould it have something to do with donations from salon owners?
  10. Malcolm Smith Sentenced for Mayoral Race SchemeHe was mainly guilty of wanting to be a great mayor … and bribery.
  11. New York State Starts Searching for Someone to Make It Less CorruptWant to clean up Albany? There’s a job for you.
  12. Governor Cuomo’s Job Approval Rating Hit a New LowHe wasn’t implicated in Albany’s latest corruption scandals, but they’re still not helping.
  13. Dean Skelos ResignsSenator John Flanagan is set to be the new head of Senate Republicans in Albany.
  14. After a Slew of Indictments, Albany’s Capitol Is a ‘Dome of Gloom’In the corridors, in the restaurants, there’s one question on everyone’s lips: Who’s next?
  15. Report: New York Senate Leader Dean Skelos Is Under Federal InvestigationMore from the office that just took down former State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver.
  16. Report: Sheldon Silver to Step Down As Assembly SpeakerHe’ll let five Assembly Democrats take the reins.
  17. Why New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Has Been ArrestedThe legislature’s most powerful Democrat is the target of a federal investigation into Albany corruption.
  18. Albany Legislators Want a Raise, Despite Numerous Ethics ViolationsCuomo says he’ll authorize it, if they agree to various reforms.
  19. Andrew Cuomo Got a Sternly Worded Warning From U.S. Attorney Preet BhararaThe Moreland Commission mess is escalating.
  20. Cuomo Allegedly Meddled With Anti-Corruption Panel’s InvestigationThough he repeatedly claimed it was “totally independent.”
  21. Corrupt Politicians Sent Each Other Sexy Valentine’s Day Texts (About Money)Add another blemish to former city councilman Dan Halloran’s record.
  22. Cuomo’s Republican Ally Charged With Lying to the FBIState Senator Thomas Libous is just the latest New York lawmaker to find himself in trouble.
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    New York Assemblywoman Resigns Over Green-Card MarriageGabriela Rosa admitted that she paid someone $8,000 to marry her so she could become a citizen.
  24. Yet Another New York Lawmaker to Be Charged With CorruptionGabriela Rosa is expected to plead guilty to a couple of types of fraud.
  25. R.I.P. Albany Bear, the Cub Beat Up and Killed on New York’s Animal Advocacy DayA sad, drawn-out saga ending in bear death.
  26. Governor Cuomo Is Getting Over $700,000 for His BookNot bad.
  27. Assembly Speaker Silver Accuses NYT of Mix-upThe paper published an article about Sheldon Silver’s decades-long attempt to block a low-income housing development.
  28. Bharara Looking Into Closing of Corruption PanelJust making sure that nothing corrupt happened there, either.
  29. Upstate Politician Definitely Disgusting Although he denies sexually harassing his staff, the evidence against Dennis Gabryszak is gross.
  30. Buffalo Assemblyman Steps Down, Says Sexual Harassment Was Just ‘Mutual Banter’He doesn’t sound very sorry.
  31. N.Y. Homeland Security Chief Used Gun As PointerYeehaw.
  32. Buffalo Assemblyman Hit With Harassment ClaimsDid Dennis Gabryszak learn nothing from Vito Lopez?
  33. Albany Man Killed by His Own Pot-Plant Booby TrapIn the only way he could be.
  34. Nelson Castro, Assembly Corruption Informant, Busted for LyingNot a good look.
  35. Cuomo Unsurprisingly Wins Raft Race Against BloombergBut it was pretty close!
  36. There’s One Clear Choice in the Cuomo-Bloomberg Rafting ShowdownJeffrey Klein brings the funny.
  37. State Senate Makes It Official With New MTA ChiefUnanimous vote for Thomas Prendergast.
  38. Vito Lopez’s Escapades Earned Him a Record-Setting FineThe cost of being a creep.
  39. Albany Continues Winning Streak With Harlem Assemblyman’s DWIHardly the town’s biggest crime.
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    Sheldon Silver Plans to Weather This Lopez Thing With an ApologyLots of people would like him to resign, but he’s not having it.
  41. Sleazy Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez Will Actually Resign on Monday [Updated]Why should I try and hold out for another 3 1/2 weeks?”
  42. Gross Assemblyman Vito Lopez Can’t Resign Fast EnoughHe’s still running for City Council, as well.
  43. Vito Lopez Probably Won’t Be an Assemblyman for Much Longer Speaker Sheldon Silver is threatening him with expulsion, and Governor Cuomo is urging him to resign.
  44. Why Was Governor Cuomo So Grouchy Today?Sounds like someone had a case of the Mondays.
  45. Shirley Huntley Sentenced to a Year and a Day in Prison But this isn’t the last time we’ll hear from her.
  46. Shirley Huntley Also Wasn’t Honest About Her Broken Ankle Faking an injury makes it easier to tape people.
  47. New York Political Corruption Case to Get Even Bigger Shirley Huntley was busy with her wire.
  48. Cuomo Will Handle His Biography Himself, ThanksThe governor sells a book to the detriment of his would-be chronicler.
  49. Corrupt City Councilman Didn’t Respect His Religion’s Rules, Either And he was flogged for it!
  50. Cuomo’s New Tax Break Just Happens to Cover The Tonight ShowIn case NBC was thinking about moving it to New York, which it is.
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