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News stories tagged with "ethics"
Albany, NY, Aug 30, 2010 — It's now up to the Albany County District Attorney to decide whether Governor David Paterson should be prosecuted for perjury, following a report that found Paterson misled an ethics panel over payment for tickets to a Yankees World Series game. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Sep 11, 2009 — The New York State Senate met in a special one day session yesterday. The senators approved Governor Paterson's choice to head the MTA. But the Senate, still closely divided after a bitter leadership standoff in June, failed to pass ethics reform, and stayed away from other more controversial measures, including the state's budget deficit. And there was some drama. Karen DeWitt was there. Go to full article
Jun 04, 2009 — There's unlikely to be any agreement on reforming the state's troubled ethics commission until the fall, now that Governor Paterson has agree to allow the Assembly to hold hearings on the matter, a process that could take months. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 31, 2008 — Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has developed a code of ethics for wind power projects in New York. The guidelines announced yesterday cover conflicts of interest between wind developers and local officials. They set fines of up to $100,000. Noble Environmental Power, which operates three wind farms in Clinton county, is one of two companies to sign on to the ethics code. But the agreement doesn't end probes into potential wrongdoing. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
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Feb 21, 2008 — The Plattsburgh Press-Republican reported Thursday morning that a Lake Placid woman is suing ABC News, the Walt Disney Corporation, and news anchor Diane Sawyer. In her suit, Kyle Nelson claims that the network should have alerted authorities to abuse that they captured on film in her Vermontville home five years ago. The physical abuse was recorded while ABC was working on a documentary for the program "Primetime." The show's producers never contacted the police or social welfare agencies. Brian Mann's story first aired in 2006. The Plattsburgh Press- Republican is reporting that Kyle Nelson, now age 20, has declined to discuss her lawsuit against ABC with the media. Go to full article
Feb 11, 2008 — The New York State Ethics Commission met Friday, and discussed several on-going cases, including an investigation of a former business partner of Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno. But the panel made no mention of a continuing probe of top aides to Governor Eliot Spitzer. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer has named Fordham Law School Dean John Feerick to head the state's new ethics Commission. It's a repeat performance for Feerick, who chaired a similar reform committee 20 years ago. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2007 — Governor Eliot Spitzer and legislative leaders have agreed to an overhaul of state ethics laws, which they say will restore integrity to a system that's been criticized as corrupt and dysfunctional. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 21, 2006 — The Albany Times Union reports tha State Comptroller Alan Hevesi will step down to avoid indictment for using state drivers to chauffeur his wife. The Times Union attributes the story to "sources familiar with his decision". The paper reports Hevesi will resign by tomorrow morning in a deal with Albany County District Attorney David Soares. He will also plead guilty to a criminal charge, but won't have to spend time in jail. The New York State Capitol has been rife with scandal lately. Beyond Hevesi's ethics charges, the Senate Majority Leader revealed he's under federal investigation Tuesday, and another state Senator has been indicted in recent days. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article