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The Cuomo Administration Purges Employee Inboxes

Friday, March 06, 2015

The Cuomo administration has a new policy to delete state employees' emails after 90 days. Capital New York's Jimmy Vielkind and NYS Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell discuss the policy.

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Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Cuomo's Education Plans

Monday, March 02, 2015

They said the governor is pushing a "test and punish" agenda in public schools.

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Can Albany Open the Door on Three Men in a Room?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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The arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver rattled Albany last month, but will it put a dent in the broader structure of three men controlling all the political decisions?

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De Blasio to Head to Albany to Push NYC's Agenda

Monday, February 23, 2015

The mayor will address a number issues including minimum wage, rent regulations and the Dream Act.

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NY Senate Leader Proposes Outside Income Ban for Lawmakers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sen. Jeff Klein (D) says he's stepping down from the law firm he co-founded in order to set an example.

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NY Senate Democrats Push Their Version of Ethics Reforms

Monday, February 09, 2015

Some of them would directly address problems that led to the arrest of Sheldon Silver, the former assembly speaker.

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A Prosecutor Turned Assemblyman

Monday, February 09, 2015

As a former prosecutor, Todd Kaminsky helped convict state legislators in corruption cases. Now he's an Assemblyman representing the south shore of Long Island in Albany.

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Jordan's Move; The Value of Money; Democracy U.

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Jordanian military is launching new attacks on ISIS. Plus: Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky (D-20) on public corruption; teaching kids about money; higher ed and democracy; and more.

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The New Third Man in A Room In Albany

Monday, February 02, 2015

Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie is poised to succeed Sheldon Silver as Assembly Speaker. We'll find out more about him and how he got to be next in line. 

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Three Men and Their Slush Funds

Friday, January 30, 2015

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the only one who had off-budget funds at the state Health Department. What led to Silver's arrest is just part of Albany culture.

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Democrats Say Silver Will Relinquish Speakership

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Assembly's Majority Leader is to take up the post temporarily until Democrats elect a new Speaker on Feb. 10.

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The Case of (Sheldon) Silver

Monday, January 26, 2015

Assembly Speaker Silver has announced he will temporarily step down from his leadership position in Albany in the face of corruption charges. 

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There Are Still 'Three Men in a Room'

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sheldon Silver, despite facing corruption charges, is still one of "three men in a room" running things in Albany. We made a short video—with dolls—to illustrate what this means.

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What's Next: In Albany; In Education; For Adnan Syed

Friday, January 23, 2015

NYS Assembly Speaker is facing corruption charges, but he still makes big decisions for the state. Plus: school hierarchy in NYC; a new chapter in the Serial case; and more.

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Silver, who allegedly failed to disclose substantial amounts of money he received from a small Manhattan law firm, was arrested this morning and taken into custody by the FBI.

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Cuomo Is Open to Pay Raise for Lawmakers, with Strings Attached

Monday, January 19, 2015

The governor says he wants to appoint a commission to consider raises based on how much outside income lawmakers earn.

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Former Bronx Legislator Escapes Prison Sentence

Monday, November 17, 2014

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Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro, who worked as a mole for investigators in a corruption probe, received a lenient sentence in a Bronx criminal court on Monday.

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Cuomo's No-$-Limit Support

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We examine just how closely the ads paid for out of the New York State Democratic Committee "housekeeping account" skirts the line between Cuomo campaigning and "party building."

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Queens Assemblyman Arrested

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

William Scarborough is accused of spending campaign funds on personal expenses.

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'Independent' State Ethics Panel Perhaps Not So

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An investigation by The New York Times reveals the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo repeatedly interfered with the commission he created to root out corruption in Albany.

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