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Resolution for 2014: Clean up Albany

[H]onor and integrity have remained in shockingly short supply [in the State Legislature]. Continue reading

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New sex harassment case surfaces in NY Assembly

AP report in Newsday quotes my remarks on the sexual harassment matter involving UES Assemblyman Micah Kellner and the Assembly lawyer accused of covering it up. Former Democratic Assemblyman Michael Benjamin said [Assembly Counsel Bill] Collins was “no lone wolf” … Continue reading

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Scandal or Much Ado About Nothing

Back in late May, it looked as though my former Assembly colleague Crystal Peoples-Stokes needed Olivia Pope to get out a media jam. Watch news anchors rip her responses re Shelly Silver. Buffalo TV station WGRZ — http://t.co/apzHSe73yL Do you … Continue reading

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Albany’s Female Legislators Must Be The Change | City and State NY

Last week, June 17, City and State NY published my column reflecting on what needs to be done to address the State Legislature’s workplace environment in the aftermath of the Vito Lopez sexual predation and sexual harassment revelations. Many commentators, … Continue reading

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Michael Benjamin calls for an end to member items to clean up Albany | City & State

  Florence + the Machine’s hit song “Dog Days Are Over” seems an apt soundtrack for the hidden and unspoken abuses afflicting Albany. The dog days are over/The dog days are done The horses are coming/So you better run. The … Continue reading

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The Day: Vito Lopez Harassment Case Casts Shadow Over New Yorks Delegates – NYTimes.com

.Another greatly insightful and sly observation from clyde Haberman at the NY Times For voters and taxpayers, the ultimate question is whether this scandal changes the way Albany conducts business. Or does it keep doing the same old — livin’ … Continue reading

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Speaker Sheldon Silver: Sex Harassment Case Mishandled, Not Covered-Up — CBS New York

  Earlier today I was interviewed by CBS New York reporter Tony Aiello about the Vito Lopez sex harassment scandal swirling around Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. When the video becomes available, I’ll post it. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The powerful speaker … Continue reading

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Nonprofit nightmares

I thought you’d like to read “Nonprofit nightmares” at NYPOST.com. The new spate of political scandals in Albany highlights yet again the unseemly relations between pols and community nonprofits,which abound across the state. The charges against state Sen. Shirley Huntley center … Continue reading

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Capital Tonight: NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver calls on Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign

In an exclusive interview with NY1’s Josh Robin, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he called on Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign. Lopez refused Silver’s request. See the full interview – http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/

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Assemblyman Vito Lopez must resign – Updated

  In light of his censure and the ugly reality of his years-long pattern of sexual harassment, predation and intimidation of female staffers, Assemblyman Vito Lopez must not seek resignation and resign from the State Assembly without delay. There is … Continue reading

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