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I’ve been as captivated as anyone by the sudden burgeoning of scandal in Washington. Until this month, the Obama administration seemed to skate almost effortlessly above the morass that eventually sucks up most White Houses, from Richard...
I know, I know. Just writing the name Anthony Weiner in this space is sure to unleash the furies. But I can’t help it. I’m fascinated. And really, it’s not the (virtual) sex or the (weirdly creepy) chest photographs. What...
A week or so ago, I blogged about the fact that Republican leaders just aren’t as fired up as their conservative base, as evidenced by the fact that so many name brand conservative politicians are sitting out the 2012 presidential race. A...
News stories tagged with "scandal"
by Karen DeWitt, in Albany, NY
Apr 08, 2013 — 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
by Karen DeWitt
Albany, NY, Apr 26, 2010 — New York's budget is still overdue. Last week ended without progress and this coming week could be more of the same. Politcs continues to complicate the picture, as Senate Democrat Pedro Espada, whose vote is key to his party's slim majority, is under investigation. And Gov. Paterson will have to repeat his introduction of a budget extender. He may allow some construction projects to go ahead this time...just not with state money. Karen DeWitt has the story. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Jan 09, 2007 — Newly elected Governor Eliot Spitzer, on the first working day of the legislative session, paid a call on the leader of the opposition, Senate majority leader, Joe Bruno, and the rest of the Senate Republican leaders. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 17, 2006 — The Adirondack Park Agency has released the names of four employees reprimanded for emailing images of nude women. The scandal, which first broke in August of 2005, led to the resignation of APA director Dan Fitts. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Apr 11, 2006 — The Adirondack Park Agency says two staff members didn't violate state ethics laws by trying to steer projects to one of the workers' spouses. The findings were released Monday. The state Ethics Commission claimed last month that there was "reasonable cause" to believe that a violation had occurred. APA officials reviewed the allegations last week. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Oct 14, 2005 — The Adirondack Park Agency was shaken this summer by a state investigation that found official computers were being used for the transmission of pornography. Executive director Dan Fitts resigned. Four other staff members implicated in the case haven't been named. The APA is now considering a new policy that would shorten the public comment period at monthly meetings. Commissioners have also begun enforcing an existing policy that prevents the public from commenting on agenda items scheduled for a vote. As Brian Mann reports, the move to tighten rules for public input at meetings sparked new criticism for the Agency. Go to full article
Sep 22, 2005 — The Adirondack Park Agency's new executive director has been accused of transmitting a photograph of partially nude women to one of his state employees. Dick LeFebvre took over at the APA in August, following a computer pornography scandal that forced executive director Dan Fitts to resign. LeFebvre had been serving as executive director of the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District. The state authority manages dams and reservoirs across the north country. A former employee has filed a written complaint claiming that LeFebvre emailed an improper photo and made inappropriate jokes at a Regulating District office party. As Brian Mann reports, Regulating District officials say they'll investigate the allegation. Go to full article
Sep 22, 2005 — Four staff members at the APA have been accused of using state-owned computers to store or transmit pornographic images. The activity isn't illegal, but it is a violation of state policy. Critics of the Park Agency and some journalists have urged the APA to disclose the names and make public any sanctions. Chairman Ross Whaley spoke at length yesterday with Brian Mann. Whaley argues that there's no public benefit in revealing the employees' identities. But he concedes that state law will eventually force him to disclose the names. Whaley wouldn't say when the names will be disclosed. An internal review is continuing. Go to full article
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