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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces new anti-corruption legislation on April 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57782386@N06">Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces new anti-corruption legislation on April 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Poll: NYers want action against corruption

A poll finds New Yorkers are upset about recent corruption scandals in Albany, and think that Governor Cuomo should take the lead to clean things up.  Go to full article
NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SpeakerSilver.jpg">NYer42</a>, public domain
NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Photo: NYer42, public domain

Cuomo, Assembly Dems roll out reform ideas

At the New York State Capitol, lawmakers are scrambling to put forward plans responding to the recent twin corruption scandals involving bribery charges against a state Senator and Assemblyman.

Tuesday it was the Assembly Democrats' turn to weigh in, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolled out two more components of his own reform plan.  Go to full article
Move On, Occupy and other groups protest corruption in Albany outside Senate chamber with Hall of Shame of convicted or charged lawmakers. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Move On, Occupy and other groups protest corruption in Albany outside Senate chamber with Hall of Shame of convicted or charged lawmakers. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Lawmakers return to confront scandals

New York State lawmakers returned to work after a two week spring break. It's their first meeting since two lawmakers have been charged with bribery in corruption scandals.  Go to full article
The Empire Plaza in Albany.
The Empire Plaza in Albany.

Scandal overshadows legislative agenda

The second half of New York's legislative session begins today.

The legislature has a long list of issues on the schedule, including decriminalizing marijuana, women's reproductive rights, and expanding casino gambling in the state.

But the agenda is likely to be dominated by the response to ongoing bribery and corruption scandals that came to light while lawmakers were on spring break.  Go to full article
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing the Public Trust Act on April 9, 2013. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/8634605763/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing the Public Trust Act on April 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

NYS reform groups say Cuomo corruption plan good 1st step

Government reform groups say they are pleased that Governor Cuomo has now proposed step one in his plan to clean up corruption in state government, after the high-profile arrests of two state lawmakers.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the Public Trust Act on April 9, 2013. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/8635713192/in/photostream">Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the Public Trust Act on April 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Cuomo looks to give DAs more corruption-fighting power

Governor Cuomo and New York state's district attorneys are pushing for laws to make it easier to prosecute bribery and public corruption cases, in the wake of recent scandals in Albany.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the 2013-14 budget in Buffalo on April 2, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the 2013-14 budget in Buffalo on April 2, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Scandal overshadows Cuomo's triumphant budget tour

Governor Cuomo is on a statewide tour to promote the newly-passed state budget, saying it shows that New York is functional again. But in the wake of two recent corruption and bribery arrests of state legislators, not everyone is completely convinced.  Go to full article
Eric Stevenson. Photo: <a href="http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=079&sh=photos">NYS Assembly</a>
Eric Stevenson. Photo: NYS Assembly

Yet more corruption, bribery charges for NYS politicians

Two days after a state senator was arrested for trying to bribe his way onto the New York City mayoral ballot, an assemblyman has been accused of accepting payments to sponsor legislation that would benefit developers of an adult day care center in the Bronx.

It was déjà vu all over again, as US Attorney Preet Bharara stepped to the microphones yesterday to announce that yet another New York State lawmaker has been accused of bribery and corruption.  Go to full article
Dollar bills blast from the horns on the political bandwagon in this allegorical artwork "Money and Politics." Artwork: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/34239598@N00/8160244085/">Carl Glover</a>, CC some rights reserved
Dollar bills blast from the horns on the political bandwagon in this allegorical artwork "Money and Politics." Artwork: Carl Glover, CC some rights reserved

Smith scandal reverberates through NY political circles

The scandal centered around new York State Senator Malcolm Smith is setting off repercussions in both political parties and at every level of New York state's government.

The state's Republican Party Chair is calling on two top party officials in New York City accused of taking tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to resign their posts. Governor Cuomo, on an upstate tour to promote the recently passed state budget, is dogged by questions about the scandal instead.  Go to full article
Eric Stevenson. Photo: <a href="http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=079&sh=photos"> NYS Assembly</a>
Eric Stevenson. Photo: NYS Assembly

Corruption accusations for NYS assemblyman

Two days after a New York state Senator was arrested for trying to bribe his way onto the New York City mayoral ballot, a state Assemblyman has been accused of accepting payments to sponsor legislation that would benefit developers of an adult day care center in the Bronx.

The charges bring the number now to over 30 state legislators accused or convicted of varying degrees of wrongdoing in the past decade.  Go to full article

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