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New York Sen. John Sampson. Photo via <a href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/john-l-sampson">nysenate.gov
New York Sen. John Sampson. Photo via nysenate.gov

Early reactions to Sampson corruption arrest

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
Sen. Sampson has failed to move forward a legislative agenda that New Yorkers care about.

Four Dems split from Senate leadership

The Senate Democratic conference, now in the minority in that house, just got four seats smaller. As Karen DeWitt reports, a new faction of Democrats says Senator John Sampson has "failed" as leader, and announced they are forming their own independent Democratic caucus.  Go to full article

Lawmakers back from break to re-join the budget battle

Gov. Paterson will be offering state lawmakers another emergency spending bill this week, to keep the New York operating as work on a final budget for the coming year continues. There's no sign of progress on an agreement between Senate, Assembly, and governor, though the deadline for the budget passed a week ago and lawmakers insist the Easter-Passover break was a working vacation. Karen DeWitt has the latest from Albany.  Go to full article

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