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This week on New York NOW longtime Albany watchdog Blair Horner joins us in-studio to discuss the recent rash of corruption at the State Capitol. 

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It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks in the upper chamber. 

Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) was arrested and after an awkward delay, stepped down from his position as majority leader.  Then, last Monday his fellow Long Islander John Flanagan succeeded him after a close conference vote.  This week the East Northport native sits down with us to discuss his views on the Dream Act, the Safe Act and a host of other end-of-session priorities for Republicans.

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We recap another historic week at the Capitol, although it's not something that is really being celebrated.


While going through all of our footage from yesterday, I noticed our videographer Brian Flynn caught a lighter moment during yesterday's at-times awkward transition of power in the senate chamber.

The Skelos scandal

May 8, 2015
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