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Dean Skelos

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The Real Estate Company at the Center of the Skelos Scandal

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Glenwood Management is involved in the political corruption case against New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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More Corruption Charges Shake up NY, NJ Politics

Monday, May 04, 2015

Law professor Zephyr Teachout says private campaign financing is to blame.

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NY Senate Leader Surrenders in Federal Probe

Monday, May 04, 2015

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Just months after the state's top Democrat lawmaker was indicted, federal prosecutors charged the top Republican with bribery and extortion.

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NY Senate Republicans Stand by Embattled Leader

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GOP members are expressing support for Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos as he faces a federal corruption probe.

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Report: State Senate Leader Dean Skelos and Son Under Investigation

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New York Times reports that prosecutors and FBI investigators are looking into whether Skelos used his influence to award a contract to a company that employed his son. 

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First Silver, Now Skelos?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Capital New York's Albany bureau chief Jimmy Vielkind talks about the reports that Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son are the subjects of a federal investigation.

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Dispute Ends Budget Meeting in Albany

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tensions ran high at a closed door meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Pressure Mounting to Halt Evaluations Tied to Common Core

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Getting blow-back from their constituents and teachers unions, state lawmakers are calling for a moratorium on any high-stakes decisions based on the new Common Core learning standards.

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Senate GOP Hearings Will Examine NYC's Public Campaign Financing System

Friday, May 03, 2013

Republicans in the State Senate plan to hold hearings next Tuesday, May 7, on what they say are abuses in New York City’s public campaign finance system. 

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The Ways of Albany: Deals Behind Closed Doors, Votes in the Dark of Night

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The New York State Senate finished up voting on the state budget in a middle-of-the-night session that ended at 4:30 AM Wednesday. It's part of a long standing Albany tradition of closed door negotiations and overnight voting on budgets and other issues.

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NY Budget Talks Could Stretch Into Weekend

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The New York State budget is crawling to a conclusion, as legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo continue closed door meetings to try to strike a final deal.

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NY Budget Talks Will Go Another Day

Monday, March 18, 2013

State lawmakers are close to agreeing on a new state spending plan that would include a deal to raise taxes on the wealthy, and raise the minimum wage. They failed to seal a pact Monday night, but say they will be back Tuesday morning to try again.

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Cuomo, Lawmakers Meet on Budget

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

With just about three weeks to go before a state budget deadline, Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders met to assess how far they have to go to reach a deal. 

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Senate Coalition Leaders Disagree Over Abortion Rights

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos says he’s strongly opposed to Governor Cuomo’s reproductive health act, saying it would lead to too many late term abortions. Pro choice lawmakers and advocates say they disagree with the Senator’s interpretation.

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Cuomo's Speech Stokes the Progressive Base

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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In his first state of the state in 2011, Governor Andrew Cuomo embraced tax cuts and spending cuts.  A year ago, it was economic development. This year, with Democrats on the march nationally and a new ally in the state Senate leadership, Cuomo is embracing his liberal side.

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Impasse Between Cuomo and Senate on Gun Measures

Monday, January 07, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republicans in the Senate remain at an impasse over gun control legislation — just two days before the State of the State address. Meanwhile, the State Comptroller says he’s thinking of divesting the state’s pension fund from investments in gun manufacturers.

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Cuomo, Legislature Talk about Gun Control Legislation

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo is in talks with legislative leaders on a gun control package that he could introduce as part of his State of the State message on January 9.

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Cuomo Says Strengthen Federal Gun Laws, Close State Loopholes

Monday, December 17, 2012

Governor Cuomo says federal gun laws need to be strengthened, and he says New York State’s assault weapons ban has loopholes that need to be closed.

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Cuomo Begins Outlining Agenda for Next Year

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants backing from the State Senate on a number of issues he’s dubbed his “litmus test,” including raising the minimum wage and reforming New York City’s stop-and-frisk policies, as well as campaign finance reform. 

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Senate GOP Leader Dampens Expectations on Progressive Bills

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Senate Republicans dampened expectations Tuesday that the new governing coalition in the chamber would move quickly on progressive issues championed by Democrats, including a minimum wage increase and public financing of campaigns.

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