A proposal on Tuesday’s ballot would raise the retirement age for some New York judges from 70 to age 80. Supporters include the state’s 68 year old chief judge, while opponents say the measure is too flawed to be approved.
State Board of Elections officials received a verbal drubbing from commissioners on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission during a lengthy hearing over their failure to pursue complaints about campaign violations during the past several years.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission held another hearing Monday evening focusing on reforming the state’s campaign finance system. A reform group is out with a report that they say raises questions about five million dollars spent on lobbying and donations by the pharmaceutical industry.
A reform group is asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission to probe cash donations to state lawmakers by the pharmaceutical industry, to find out if there’s a connection with some pro-consumer bills dying in legislative committees.
Governor Cuomo and his Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy, offered high praise for one another during an event at the Capitol Monday. As Karen DeWitt reports, their remarks come as questions are raised about the Lieutenant governors’ political future.