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Public Integrity Commission convenes

The newly formed State Commission on Public Integrity held it's first meeting yesterday. What was not discussed openly at the gathering, which was broadcast over the Internet, was the commission's on-going investigation of Governor Eliot Spitzer's top aides. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Subpoenas issued in ?Troopergate? investigation

The State Senate Investigations Committee has issued subpoenas to two Spitzer top aides, in a continuation of it's look into the misuse of state police by the aides known as the Troopergate scandal. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer?s Inspector General to testify at hearing

The Chair of the Senate Investigations Committee says he'll call Governor Spitzer's Inspector General to testify at a hearing in early September. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer continues ?mea culpa? tour

Governor Spitzer is continuing what some have dubbed his "mea culpa tour", traveling the state to take responsibility for his role in his aides' misuse of the state police. Tuesday, as his Administration faced more examination by a Senate Committee, Spitzer spoke at the Chautauqua Institute in Western New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Inspector General drops out of Senate panel hearing

The State Senate Investigations Committee is scheduled to hold a meeting today to look into the misuse of the state police by two top aides to Governor Eliot Spitzer, amid word that one of the key people the committee expected to hear testimony from, the State Inspector General, has dropped out. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Karen DeWitt
Karen DeWitt

Analysis: the implications of Spitzer vs. Bruno

The state Senate is ready to return to Albany on Monday. But its loose agenda doesn't include anything other than one-house bills at this point. The Assembly isn't even saying if they will come back at all. The backdrop is the discord between Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the leader of the senate Republicans, Joe Bruno. Martha Foley talks with Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt about the implications of the feud for politics, and policy in New York.  Go to full article
Joe Martens (Source: OSI)
Joe Martens (Source: OSI)

Despite claims, ORDA officials knew about Martens nomination

Last month, the Lake Placid News reported that top officials at the Olympic Regional Development Authority were blind-sided by Governor Spitzer's appointment of a new ORDA chairman. In mid-May, Spitzer chose prominent environmental activist Joe Martens to head the ORDA board. The name was sent in a public document to state Senators. In June, ORDA officials said they were never informed of the decision and hadn't been officially notified. But as Brian Mann reports, several top ORDA leaders were told of the nomination.  Go to full article

Today's the final day of the 2007 session

With one day left in the legislative session, the leader of the State Senate is expressing frustration over the slow pace of negotiations on major pieces of legislation. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Bruno says Spitzer?s priorities are wrong

The leader of the republicans in state government says Governor Spitzer has got his priorities wrong, and should be more focused on reinstating the death penalty in light of the killing of a state trooper this week. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer pitches campaign finance reform

Governor Eliot Spitzer followed through on a promise to visit the districts of Senators who have refused to agree to campaign finance reform. He began in Schenectady, in the district of Senator Hugh Farley, a 15-term Republican. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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