corruption http://wamc.org en Moreland Fallout Continues For Cuomo http://wamc.org/post/moreland-fallout-continues-cuomo <p>A new poll finds that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is still feeling the fallout from the demise of his Moreland Commission, a&nbsp;panel that was investigating corruption in the legislature. Cuomo disbanded the commission as part of the state budget deal. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 88756 at http://wamc.org Moreland Fallout Continues For Cuomo Halfmoon Supervisor Faces Felony Charges In Alleged Theft Of Campaign Dollars http://wamc.org/post/halfmoon-supervisor-faces-felony-charges-alleged-theft-campaign-dollars <p>Halfmoon town supervisor “Mindy” Warmouth faces up to seven years in prison after hearing charges Thursday in connection with allegedly stealing thousands from her campaign committee.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:33:37 +0000 Lucas Willard 75859 at http://wamc.org Halfmoon Supervisor Faces Felony Charges In Alleged Theft Of Campaign Dollars NY Effort To Reveal Pols' Law Clients Has Backing http://wamc.org/post/ny-effort-reveal-pols-law-clients-has-backing <p></p><p>New York's anti-corruption commission that's asking state lawmakers to reveal private law clients has the backing of the state Bar Association, which says attorney-client privilege doesn't bar the disclosure required in 20 other states.</p><p>The New York State Bar Association argues the names often are already in public court records; they're just not collected in a place for the public and ethics enforcers to see.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:08:12 +0000 Dave Lucas 73279 at http://wamc.org NY Effort To Reveal Pols' Law Clients Has Backing More Senators On Wiretap http://wamc.org/post/more-senators-wiretap <p>Nine more names of New York state Senators and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted ex-Senator Shirley Huntley to make public the names of &nbsp;her colleagues that she had secretly recorded.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 21:48:36 +0000 Karen DeWitt 64204 at http://wamc.org More Senators On Wiretap Court Releases Names of More NY Lawmakers Under Cloud of Corruption http://wamc.org/post/court-releases-names-more-ny-lawmakers-under-cloud-corruption <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eight more names of lawmakers&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted ex- Senator Shirley Huntley to make public the names of &nbsp;her colleagues that she secretly recorded. &nbsp;WAMC's&nbsp;Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.</span></p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 19:50:22 +0000 Karen Dewitt 64185 at http://wamc.org Court Releases Names of More NY Lawmakers Under Cloud of Corruption Controversy Over Access Overshadows Senate Hearing http://wamc.org/post/controversy-over-access-overshadows-senate-hearing <p>A hearing by Senate Republicans on New York City’s public campaign financing system was overshadowed by protests, as government reform groups and other members of the public were denied entry, and noisy protests ensued.</p><p>The Senate GOP sent out notices that there would be a public hearing on what the Republicans say are the “abuses” in New York City’s public campaign finance system.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 64108 at http://wamc.org Controversy Over Access Overshadows Senate Hearing Liz Benjamin: Trouble For "Senator #1" http://wamc.org/post/liz-benjamin-trouble-senator-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Et </span>Tu<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Shirley?</span></p><p>Since the revelation that former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro had been working as a double agent for federal prosecutors for almost the entire duration of his four years in office, the most popular political parlor game in Albany has been trying to guess who else might be wearing a wire.</p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:20:00 +0000 Liz Benjamin 63963 at http://wamc.org Liz Benjamin: Trouble For "Senator #1" Corruption Still Dominates Discussion in Albany http://wamc.org/post/corruption-still-dominates-discussion-albany <p>Anti-corruption is the dominant topic at the New York State legislature for the second week in a row, following bribery charges against two state lawmakers, including a former Senate leader. As Karen DeWitt reports, a new poll finds 81 percent of voters expect more Senators and Assemblymembers will be arrested.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:20:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 62845 at http://wamc.org Corruption Still Dominates Discussion in Albany Poll: New Yorkers want action against corruption http://wamc.org/post/poll-new-yorkers-want-action-against-corruption <p>A poll finds New Yorkers are upset about recent corruption scandals in Albany, and think that Governor Cuomo should take the lead to clean things up.</p><p>The Quinnipiac University poll finds that more New Yorkers than ever think government corruption is a “very serious” problem, following two high-profile scandals in which a Senator and Assemblyman have been charged with bribery. Another Assemblyman admitted to being a government informant and said he’d been wearing wire on and off for the past four years.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 62495 at http://wamc.org Poll: New Yorkers want action against corruption Lawmakers back to Albany after break of scandal http://wamc.org/post/lawmakers-back-albany-after-break-scandal <p></p><p>New York State lawmakers are returning to work after a two-week spring break. It’s their first meeting since two lawmakers have been charged with bribery in corruption scandals.</p><p>Senators and Assemblymembers met for the first time since Senator Malcolm Smith was charged with trying to bribe his way onto the Republican New York City Mayoral ticket, among other things, and Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was accused of taking thousands of dollars to write legislation to benefit developers of an adult day care center.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:24:54 +0000 Karen Dewitt 62304 at http://wamc.org Lawmakers back to Albany after break of scandal