Cuomo associates charged with bribery and fraud

A former Cuomo Administration official is among those named in a criminal complaint by US Attorney Preet Bharara, and accused of carrying out kickback and bribery schemes over a period of several years. Many of those illegal acts, the complaint alleges, involve the governor’s much-touted Upstate economic development programs, including the Buffalo Billion.
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You can argue he was the last New York Governor of national prominence. You can also argue whether his term as the state's 52nd chief executive was a success or failure.
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Matt Ryan

The criminal charges against nine of Governor Cuomo’s associates are the latest incident in a wave of corruption that has enveloped the State Capitol for the past several years.  When Cuomo first became Governor in 2011, he promised to do something about it. So far, he has not been particularly successful.  

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Opponents of a pipeline expansion that would flow through vast portions of New York want the Cuomo Administration to deny a key permit that could result in a halt to the upgrade.

Karen DeWitt

A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton is still far ahead of Donald Trump among New York voters, but Clinton has some weak points.

Matt Ryan

The New York State Legislature is more popular these days, according to a Siena College poll.

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A win by a candidate in a four-way primary for a State Senate seat Tuesday night may help Republicans keep control of the Senate in the long run.

A group of state lawmakers is teaming up with environmental groups to ask Governor Cuomo’s administration to ban the use of waste water from hydrofracking and other oil and gas extraction from being spread on public roadways.

Cuomo says vote

Sep 13, 2016
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On a state primary day, and during a hotly contested presidential campaign Governor Cuomo issued a somewhat non-partisan message to New Yorkers- vote- or don’t complain about the results.

Karen DeWitt

Religious and labor advocates rallied at the State Capitol Monday as part of a nationwide movement known as Moral Mondays, to urge state lawmakers to take more progressive stances on issues.

The Offoce of Assemblyman Nojay

A well-known Assemblyman from the Rochester area has committed suicide. A police officer saw Bill Nojay shoot himself near his family’s cemetery plot around 9:30 am Friday morning.


The pro-business group Unshackle Upstate is out with its rankings of state legislators who are seeking re-election in November. As Karen DeWitt reports, Republicans did better than Democrats.


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