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Straight Outta Ethics

Photo editorial by Brian Alapatt One wag tweeted, “The LWA (Legislators With Attitude) follow up album was “Get Rich Or Die Trying.”

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‘Legislator Emeritus’ vanity plate mystery

The Bronx has a new mystery. On Tuesday, Haile Rivera, a Bronx political activist, posted on Twitter a photo of a license plate bearing the inscription “State Senate Emeritus 26 SSE.” The photo prompted inquiries to the NYS Department of … Continue reading

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24-Hour Contribution Report for State Sen. John Sampson | NYS Board of Elections

Five people contributed $16,000 at the 11th hour to aid embattled Brooklyn State Senator John Sampson in his now-successful Democratic Primary win. Although innocent until proved guilty, I’m left wondering who contributes to the re-election effort of a lawmaker indicted … Continue reading

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The Fat Lady Has Sung. Election Cases Over. Maybe…

Yes, the election law calendar is closed. The Mack v Joyner and Jones v Blake election cases are over. The fat lady, i.e., the NYS Court of Appeals did not grant any motions to reargue. The cases are closed according to insurgent … Continue reading

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CAMPAIGN TRAIL: 32 Day Pre Primary Disclosure Reports | Bronxwide

[This post was updated – 08/17 @ 10:40AM] The 32-Day Pre Primary Disclosure reports are being posted online by the NYS Board of Elections this afternoon. Primary contest list. In the contested 77th AD (no incumbent): Latoya Joyner, with backing from the Bronx … Continue reading

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Sen. Malcolm Smith’s defection, aides gain — Times-Union.com

The Albany Times-Union reported this week that     State Sen. Malcolm Smith‘s defection brought a bigger payday for his closest aides.   The Democratic lawmaker from Queens gave members of his staff taxpayer-funded raises totaling $58,500 effective with the new year, … Continue reading

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Guest column: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Another guest column by Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. Governor Cuomo is calling for the Democratic Party to be “unified” “tighter” and “ organized.” You should know that during the past general election, Governor Andrew Cuomo who is supposed to … Continue reading

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Angry at Andrew but afraid to say so – NYPOST.com

First in a planned series looking at the state Senate Democratic conference.   For once, the elephant in the room wasn’t race — it was Gov. Cuomo.       Saturday’s National Action Network rally, led by media personality and … Continue reading

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NY Senate Democrats’ road to respect—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

If African-American state senators want to be taken seriously by Gov. Cuomo and opinion leaders, they’re going to have to step up their game big-time.They can start by naming a new leader. When you remove the emotion, the issue of … Continue reading

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Benjamin Speaks Out on NY Gov. Cuomo’s Changing Style — Video

Former Assemb. Benjamin on Cuomo’s Changing Style As Governor Cuomo prepares to help President Obama on the campaign trail, former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin is questioning whether Cuomo deserves a second term of his own. He argues that over the past … Continue reading

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