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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the formation of the "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" under the Moreland Act and Executive Law Section 63(8) to probe systemic public corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections in New York State. Photo:  Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/page2/">Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the formation of the "Commission to Investigate Public Corruption" under the Moreland Act and Executive Law Section 63(8) to probe systemic public corruption and the appearance of such corruption in state government, political campaigns and elections in New York State. Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office via Flickr

NYS corruption commission issues subpoenas

The co-chair of Governor Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission on public corruption, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, says subpoenas have been sent out and more public hearings are planned.  Go to full article
Inside the Capitol, twists and turns lead to the passage of many laws, but leave many behind. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54021469@N00/394233312/">Holley St. Germain</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Inside the Capitol, twists and turns lead to the passage of many laws, but leave many behind. Photo: Holley St. Germain, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

What the record says about the NYS legislature's spring

A look at the 2013 session by the numbers finds the recently concluded legislative session resulted in the passage of fewer bills, but more constitutional amendments. A good-government group's data-mining also turned up who talked a lot, or a little, and who got the most laughs this session.  Go to full article
New York's plans to expand gambling  must be approved by voters in November.<br />Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragingwire/">ragingwire</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York's plans to expand gambling must be approved by voters in November.
Photo: ragingwire, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Advocate fears casino money will influence campaigns

When state lawmakers approved a bill to permit new gambling casinos in the final hours of the legislative session, they left something out: a provision to ban contributions from gambling corporations to legislators' campaigns.  Go to full article
Montreal interim mayor Michael Applebaum, photographed in 2009. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22168167@N00/4285756633/">abdallahh</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved - See <a href="http://blogs.northcountrypublicradio.org/inbox/2013/06/17/montreal-mayor-michael-applebaum-arrested-on-14-charges/">more at the In Box</a>
Montreal interim mayor Michael Applebaum, photographed in 2009. Photo: abdallahh, Creative Commons, some rights reserved - See more at the In Box

Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum arrested

Another Canadian mayor is in political trouble. Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested on multiple corruption charges early yesterday morning. Now, Quebec premier Pauline Marois is calling for Applebaum to resign.  Go to full article
NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Photo: NYer42, public domain
NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Photo: NYer42, public domain

Silver moves on from Lopez controversy

One day after the state's powerful Assembly Speaker admitted "glaring failures" in his handling of a sexual abuse case, the Albany establishment seemed to be moving on, with the usual round of press conferences, bill passage, and leaders meetings.  Go to full article
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Buffalo Democrat calls on Silver to resign

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is facing pressure to step down, after he acknowledged mishandling sexual harassment complaints against Assembly member Vito Lopez.

Lopez resigned Monday after reports by a special prosecutor and the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics detailed claims by women against him.

Silver has issued an apology for his handling of the case, which spanned years and involved at least four women staffers before it was revealed.  Go to full article
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver shares the podium with farmworker rights activist Kerry Kennedy. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver shares the podium with farmworker rights activist Kerry Kennedy. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Lawmakers carry on despite scandals

Lawmakers in Albany tried to carry on as usual in the wake of one of the worst scandals in recent decades. Recent corruption arrests have overshadowed most other news coming out of the Capitol. And much of this week's legislative session has been cancelled.

But politicians who were in town insisted that their agendas are not being derailed.  Go to full article
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/-jvl-/5194328403/">JvL</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: JvL, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Nine more NY Senators named for possible corruption

Nine more names of State Senators and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted ex-Senator Shirley Huntley to make public the names of her colleagues that she had secretly recorded.  Go to full article
Protesters banned from the Republican-led hearing try to listen through an open window. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Protesters banned from the Republican-led hearing try to listen through an open window. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Dispute over access overshadows NYS campaign finance hearing

A hearing by Senate Republicans on New York City's public campaign financing system was overshadowed by protests, as government reform groups and other members of the public were denied entry, and noisy protests ensued.  Go to full article
Former NY Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Former NY Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Another State Senator arrested

Former Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson turned himself in to federal authorities Monday, after being accused in a nine count indictment of embezzling nearly half a million dollars from mortgage foreclosure accounts, and then trying to cover it up.

According to the federal compliant, Senator Sampson is accused of embezzling $440,000 in funds that he was entrusted to care for as a court appointed referee on four foreclosed Brooklyn properties.  Go to full article

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