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Is New York State Going to Have Its Own Clergy Sex-Abuse Scandal? New York’s attorney general is demanding records from Catholic leaders across the state. Is a sex-abuse scandal about to break?
Court Overturns Conviction of Former N.Y. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos The appeals court cited a Supreme Court decision that had also recently led judges to vacate the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver An appeals court used a recent Supreme Court precedent to say the jury had been given incorrect instructions in the case.
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How New York Could Force the Release of Trump’s Tax Returns Albany is considering a bill that would publish the state returns of certain elected officials.
Governor Cuomo’s Former Aide to Face Charges in Corruption Investigation Eight others are also facing charges in a sweeping investigation involving the governor’s upstate economic program.
Cuomo’s Task Force Recommends Changes to Curriculum, Exams The panel also called for a moratorium on using test scores to evaluate teachers.
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The Biggest Names on Preet Bharara’s Trophy Wall Sheldon Silver was one of the U.S. attorney’s most high-profile targets, and he may not be his last.
Inside Albany’s Nervous Breakdown Two days left in the legislative session, and a mountain of unfinished business.
Albany Lobbyists Are Misunderstood, Says Albany Lobbyist A state power-broker explains on why he and his colleagues get an undeserved bad rap in the capitol.
Does Albany’s Corruption Crisis Have an Upside? Finally, the citizenry may benefit from the State Capitol’s dysfunction.
Andrew Cuomo: The Last of the Three Amigos Skelos and Silver are out. Will the governor’s playbook work with Albany’s new leaders?
More Albany Fallout: GOP State Senate Leader Out State Senator John Flanagan will replace Dean Skelos as the State Senate’s majority leader.
The Diverging Fortunes of New York’s Favorite Political Odd Couple Cuomo backs fast-food workers while de Blasio heads to D.C., as one tries to maintain — and the other tries to build — his national profile.
After Dean Skelos’s Arrest, What’s Next for Albany? The Republican majority leader of the State Senate was the latest politician to fall in U.S. Attorney’s Preet Bharara’s capitol purge.
The Ethics Scandals Just Keep Coming in Albany Sheldon Silver was indicted. Now Carl Heastie, his successor as Assembly speaker, is mired in ethical questions. Throw in Dean Skelos, the Republican majority leader in the state senate, and it’s a wonder anyone’s left.
Albany Lawmakers Worried Everyone Is Wearing Wires “As to whether it is the NSA, prosecutors or the Russian Mafia keeping tabs, probably somebody has the tapes.”
The Political Jockeying That Got Carl Heastie Elected Assembly Speaker The election to replace Sheldon Silver was full of master maneuvers, and all roads seem to lead back to Mayor de Blasio and New York City.
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De Blasio vs. Cuomo: The Next Round The mayor is headed to Albany, and the tussle over new taxes on the rich will be front and center.
The Duel for Prekindergarten Goes Public Cuomo is doubling down on De Blasio’s signature issue with a new $1.5 billion plan.
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The Best of the Worst of St. Patrick’s Day Binge drinking time is over; binge video-watching time begins.
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Hell on Wheels: Can Electric Bikes Ever Go Legal? New York’s electric bikers on the wrong side of the law.
New York Passes Nation’s First Gun Law After Newtown The State Assembly approves the bill; Cuomo to sign quickly.
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Gov. Cuomo Isn’t Picky About His Alcohol He’s all about New York’s booze business.
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Journalist Claims Massage Parlor Prostitution Arrest Was About Revenge An editor in Albany thinks the cops were targeting his wife as retaliation.
Marriage Equality in New York Just One Vote Away Another GOP state senator has stepped up to the plate.
Transgender Issues Get Their Day in the Sun in Albany During Equality and Justice Day, marriage was not the only thing on the menu.
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