If the past year taught us anything about the legislative process in Albany, it was how Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo seems to hold it in contempt.
With apologies to Dickens, it was the worst of times, the worst of times. And it’s not over yet, because the end of 2015 will not be the end of our wretched government.
Why should anyone expect the Legislature to root out corruption when its own official watchdogs refuse to give up their tainted campaign cash?
ALBANY – When Andrew Cuomo was running for attorney general in 2006, he vowed to be the “Sheriff of State Street,” where the state Capitol is located. A decade later, there’s a new sheriff in town: U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
Another year, another big loss of New Yorkers to other states.
Gov. Cuomo said Monday voters will just have to trust him to do the right thing when asked why he won’t return more than $1 million from a real-estate firm involved in two of Albany’s biggest corruption scandals.
ALBANY — U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Monday said the convictions of the two former legislative leaders over a 13-day span should result in widespread reforms at the state Capitol. And he won’t say where his investigations will go next.
“I want the Legislature to understand that we’re serious about reform.” So said Governor Andrew Cuomo following his veto of two bills that would have strengthened New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)—helping citizens hold government, at all levels, more accountable.
One of the many facets of state government turned to the light in the recent trial of former Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos and his son, Adam, was the utter indolence of the chamber’s Ethics Committee, chaired in the most Read More …
ALBANY — Preet Bharara still isn’t ready to publicly absolve Gov. Andrew Cuomo of anything.