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Assemblyman Bill Nojay faced federal fraud charge | Gannett.com

On Friday, New Yorkers learned of Rochester Assemblyman Bill Nojay’s suicide. Condolences go out to his family, friends and constituents. We never really know someone or the secrets he holds. Local newspapers are reporting that AM Nojay was to be … Continue reading

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Justice delayed for Shelly Silver | New York Post

Shelly Silver will stay out of jail for what looks to be another year, thanks to US District Court Judge Valerie Caproni’s ruling Thursday that the disgraced former Assembly speaker can remain free on bail pending his appeal of his … Continue reading

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State senator tries taking down challenger by alleging Trump ties | New York Post

State senator tries taking down challenger by alleging Trump ties By Carl Campanile August 23, 2016 A Bronx state senator has sent out a campaign mailer linking his Democratic primary rival to Donald Trump — even though the challenger has … Continue reading

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Court’s ruling on corrupt NY pols’ pensions is long overdue | New York Post

Corrupt New York pols who dream of retiring with fat, taxpayer-provided pensions just took a big hit in court. Score one for justice and common sense. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the 2d US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled … Continue reading

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Court ruling could allow feds to seize Silver and Skelos’ pensions | NY Post

Court ruling could allow feds to seize Silver and Skelos’ pensions By Kaja Whitehouse August 17, 2016 | 2:46pm A federal Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday ​could pave the way for​ federal authorities to seize the state-protected pensions of corrupt … Continue reading

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Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson should fall from public safety chair | NY Daily News Editorial

Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson let stand a report that she called a precinct commander to quash a ticket for dangerous driving — in string-pulling that demonstrates unfitness to continue as chair of the City Council Public Safety Committee. Officer Michele Hernandez … Continue reading

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Legislating Without Legislation | Politico

The legislators who backed the least legislation this year By BILL MAHONEY 08/02/16 ALBANY — For most legislators in the capital, introducing legislation is a very common activity. In this year’s session, there were 16,601 active bills, an increase from … Continue reading

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Pay hike must be earned – The Observation Deck | Times-Union

Although the commission has another four months to make a formal recommendation, the proposal on the table calls for raising that base pay to $116,900 annually. Unless the Legislature returns to Albany for a special session to stop it – … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Hospital’s Sale, Backed by de Blasio and Cuomo, Is Drawing Federal Scrutiny – NYTimes.com

On Friday evening, the NY Times posted a news story claiming that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others in his administration received federal subpoenas in the matter of the sale of Long Island College Hospital (Brooklyn) in … Continue reading

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How de Blasio’s nursing home scandal compares to Watergate | New York Post

How de Blasio’s nursing home scandal compares to Watergate By Michael Gartland and Bruce Golding July 27, 2016 | 10:50pm Mayor de Blasio made a major mistake, political experts said Wednesday, by invoking the infamous cover-up of the break-in at … Continue reading

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