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One Million New Yorkers Are Unrepresented in Albany

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

After Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted on bribery charges Monday, his seat became the 11th vacancy at the New York State legislature.

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Albany Dems Differ on How Far to Push for Pre-K

Monday, January 13, 2014

Education issues were hot topics in Albany on Monday as lawmakers sparred over the pre-K funding proposal for New York City and the state teachers' union pushed ahead with its effort to slow the implementation of the more demanding Common Core learning standards. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany's Other Democrats

Thursday, January 02, 2014

The New York State Senate Democrats are still stymied by the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference alliance with Senate Republicans. New York State Senator (D-35) and Democratic conference leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins talks about the Senate Democrats' plans for the next term.

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WNYC News

How You Helped Us Solve a $3 Million Mystery

Monday, December 09, 2013

An investigative commission dangled juicy clues about the identity of a Brooklyn nonprofit it claimed has been steered millions in taxpayer funds by state lawmakers. Now the mystery has been solved - though many questions remain about what taxpayers have gotten for their money.

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Cuomo's Tax Commission Report Delayed

Monday, December 09, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's commission to study tax cuts missed the deadline to report its findings by Dec. 6, after controversy over former Gov. George Pataki’s desire to cut income taxes for all wage earners, including the wealthy. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is the Moreland Commission Going to Really End Corruption?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, discusses the recommendations of the Moreland Commission to combat public corruption in Albany. 

Then Richard Brodsky, senior fellow at Demos and former New York State assemblyman (D-Westchester), discusses political corruption in Albany.

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WNYC News

Help Us Crack a Case of Albany Corruption: The $3 Million Mystery

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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There’s a new report out that alleges corrupt misdeeds in Albany, including hidden campaign expenditures and bundles of contributions made to non-profits connected to lawmakers. Among the many findings, one stood out to us: A non-profit, housed in a New York City storefront, has received $3 million in funding from state lawmakers to provide medical services, but doesn't appear to have offered much in the way of services.

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'Illegal or Sleazy?' Watch How NY Women's Groups Are Renewing Push for Equality Act

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The video is amusing. The message is not.

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GOP Fights Anti-Corruption Commission in Court

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Republicans in the Senate who are targets of subpoenas by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission are fighting back in court.

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Judge to Rule on Casino Amendment Challenge

Friday, October 11, 2013

A State Supreme court judge heard arguments Friday on whether the Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure’s passage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anti-Corruption Commission Update

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, talks about reports that the Moreland Commission investigating corruption in Albany is pulling its punches.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

More on the Moreland Commission

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief and columnist for the Albany Times-Union, talks bout the latest on corruption in Albany and the Moreland Commission's work, including the arrest of William Rapfogel.

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WNYC News

GOP Leader Says There's Interest in Challenging Cuomo in 2014

Monday, September 16, 2013

The general election in November is only weeks away, but already many in the political world are thinking about the next significant contest on the horizon — the 2014 statewide elections. State GOP Chairman Ed Cox, in an interview with public radio and television, said he’s working on finding a Republican candidate to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Surprises

Monday, August 19, 2013

Bill Mahoney, research coordinator at NYPIRG, talks about some of the surprises in the end-of-session legislative flurry that are just now getting attention and how campaign finance reform might change the process.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Network Politics; Albany Surprises; Short Science

Monday, August 19, 2013

The RNC has voted to ban two networks from the 2016 primary debates. Ben Smith of Buzzfeed explains the dustup over two planned projects about Hillary Clinton. Plus: Bill Mahoney of NYPIRG talks about the surprises that were in bills Albany lawmakers passed this session. Then, a quick round-up of recent scientific developments including a new study showing there’s no such thing as right-brain and left-brain behavior, and a debate among physicists about what happens to you if you’re in a black hole.

→ Programming Note: Join Brian and NY1s Errol Louis for a Reddit "AMA" Tuesday at 2pm. Check this page for link Tuesday.

WNYC News

Ethics Commissioner Quits as Panel Meets Behind Closed Doors

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New York's state ethics commission met Tuesday, and spent most of its time in a private session, as a key appointee of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver resigned from the board.

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Kelly Picked for Cuomo’s Anti-Corruption Panel

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is among the members of the anti-corruption panel tasked with investigating campaign fundraising in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo revealed today.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

End of Session Albany: Will Anything Get Done?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Albany legislators stayed late last night and are back this morning to conclude the session. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator (D-Westchester) and Democratic conference leader, discusses the work still to be done, including the disputed women's equality bills.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The End of the Stimulus; The Emotions of Doctors; Humans and Animals

Friday, June 21, 2013

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced plans to phase out stimulus efforts. Reuters finance blogger Felix Salmon analyzes what that means for the economy. Plus: State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins on the end of the legislative session in Albany; how the emotions of doctors affect patient care; a look at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico; and science writer Jon Mooallem discusses his new book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America.

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WNYC News

Clock Running Down on Cuomo's Agenda

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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In his State of the State address earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed he'd push through an aggressive agenda on women's rights, government reform and the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. But with the clock running out on this year's session that is ending Friday, none ...

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