New York State Attorney General's Office

  The race for Attorney General is the closest of all the statewide contests.  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he wants another four years to continue what he says have been numerous successes,  while his opponent, John Cahill says  the incumbent has not been aggressive enough and too cozy with the political establishment in Albany.  

The New York State attorney general has announced an agreement with the City of Newburgh Police Department to provide greater access for residents who do not speak English.

The agreement ensures language access for one of the state’s so-called Limited English Proficient, or LEP, communities. Kristen Clarke is the Civil Rights Bureau Chief at the state attorney general’s office. She says her office received information and complaints, and heard from advocates about the problems in communicating with law enforcement in various parts of the state.

NY Legislature Corruption Probe Challenged

Jun 21, 2013
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

As New York's Legislature prepares to pass into law late-session deals with Governor Andrew Cuomo, two of the biggest measures are being questioned.

Cuomo said Wednesday he'll create a panel under the state's powerful Moreland Act to investigate lawmakers because of the latest string of corruption cases.

But academic and former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says Thursday the law doesn't allow the executive branch to directly investigate another branch.

Cuomo says he can avoid that prohibition by investigating through the Board of Elections.

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MONTICELLO – The Sullivan County Board of Elections and the State Attorney General’s Office have finalized an agreement for the board to provide Spanish language materials and access on and before Election Day.

The board began offering the bilingual services last August and had Spanish language ballots available for those voters in need of them last November.

Republican Elections Commissioner Rodney Gaebel said on Wednesday the county must, among other things, provide Spanish speaking poll watchers on Election Day.