Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Congressional Corner With Chris Gibson

  With former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver facing federal corruption charges, Albany’s reputation has seen better days.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock several ethics reforms are needed. 

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon January 26, 2015

'Thieves Of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security' By Sarah Chayes

  The world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria; the East-West standoff in Ukraine; abducted schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. Is there some thread tying these frightening international security crises together?

In a riveting account that weaves history with fast-moving reportage and insider accounts from the Afghanistan war, Sarah Chayes identifies the unexpected link - corruption - in her book, Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security.

New York News
10:18 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Queens Assemblyman Arrested

Assemblyman William Scarborough

A state assemblyman from New York City has been charged by authorities with using his campaign funds for personal expenses.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

8/26/14 Panel


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Syria Warning
Ferguson Update
VA Corruption Trial
Drawing Poor to Elite College
Emmy Awards

New York News
6:06 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Moreland Fallout Continues For Cuomo

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new poll finds that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is still feeling the fallout from the demise of his Moreland Commission, a panel that was investigating corruption in the legislature. Cuomo disbanded the commission as part of the state budget deal.

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New York News
12:33 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Halfmoon Supervisor Faces Felony Charges In Alleged Theft Of Campaign Dollars

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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.

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New York News
2:08 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

NY Effort To Reveal Pols' Law Clients Has Backing

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.

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.

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5:48 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

More Senators On Wiretap

Ex-Senator Shirley Huntley
Credit New York State Senate

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  her colleagues that she had secretly recorded.

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3:50 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Court Releases Names of More NY Lawmakers Under Cloud of Corruption

New York State Capitol

Eight more names of lawmakers  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  her colleagues that she secretly recorded.  WAMC's Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt reports.

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6:06 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Controversy Over Access Overshadows Senate Hearing

Protesters try to see today's hearing
Credit Karen DeWitt

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.

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.

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