Though they were overshadowed by news of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest, members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet fanned out across the state to present his budget directly to community leaders today. In Plattsburgh this afternoon, the Director of Veterans Affairs outlined the budget’s North Country highlights.
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under arrest and $3.8 million in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been seized, as federal prosecutors accuse the Speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.
A lawyer for a Democratic registrar of voters says she plans to fight any attempt by the Hartford City Council to remove her. Council members have said they will seek to remove the city's three registrars following Election Day problems when some polls opened late and some residents could not vote.
Montgomery County, New York is celebrating its first year under a new system of government — and doing so under new leadership. County Executive Matt Ossenfort spoke to WAMC’s Lucas Willard about his first year in office and what’s ahead for the largely rural county.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey vowed Thursday to thwart any attempts by organized crime to infiltrate the emerging casino industry in Massachusetts.
Beginning her first full day in office, Healey spoke at a hearing of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and said she is dedicated to investigate any criminal allegations involving the casinos and enforce consumer protection laws when it comes to gambling.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday delivered his State of the State address and budget plan. Included were proposals for using some of bank settlement money for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
Governor Cuomo unveiled how he would like to spend a one-time windfall of more than $5 billion in bank settlement funds. Here’s where he thinks some of it should go.
“We also propose using $1.2 billion of the settlement funds to protect Thruway toll payers for a year for the next year and to help finance the Tappan Zee Bridge.”