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Poll: Gov. Cuomo's job performance rating dips
ALBANY

Poll: Gov. Cuomo's job performance rating dips

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
A new survey finds that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job performance rating has dropped to its lowest point since he took office in 2011.
 
New Senate leader seen as someone with politics in his DNA
CAPITOL

New Senate leader seen as someone with politics in his DNA

Monday, May 11, 2015


Dean Skelos stepped down as leader of the state Senate on Monday in the wake of federal corruption charges and was quickly replaced by another Long Island Republican, Sen. John Flanagan.
 
NY Senate leader quits top post after arrest
ALBANY

NY Senate leader quits top post after arrest

Monday, May 11, 2015
Control of the New York Senate hung in the balance Monday as the chamber's Republican majority met behind closed doors to discuss the future of its leader, Dean Skelos, after his arrest on federal corruption charges.
 
Experts: Amedore made shrewd call on Skelos
CAPITOL

Experts: Amedore made shrewd call on Skelos

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Calling on state Sen. Dean Skelos to step down as majority leader of that chamber of the state Legislature in the wake of a corruption scandal was a smart move by George Amedore, and one that could earn him a powerful ally should a new majority leader arise, political experts say.
 
CAPITOL

Latest corruption cases tied to New York City real estate interests

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Albany’s latest corruption cases focus on New York City real estate interests seeking tax breaks from politicians, in particular an exemption worth about $1 billion a year that legislators and the governor must now decide whether to extend.
 
NYC real estate interests at heart of latest corruption cases
ALBANY

NYC real estate interests at heart of latest corruption cases

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Albany’s latest corruption cases focus on New York City real estate interests seeking tax breaks from politicians, in particular an exemption worth about $1 billion a year that legislators and the governor must now decide whether to extend.
 
Cuomo: deadlines, distractions vie for legislative attention
ALBANY

Cuomo: deadlines, distractions vie for legislative attention

Thursday, May 7, 2015
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the federal charges facing Senate Leader Dean Skelos are threatening to distract lawmakers from important work in the legislative session's final weeks.
 
Ex-Assemblyman Scarborough faces jail for false expense claims
ALBANY

Ex-Assemblyman Scarborough faces jail for false expense claims

Thursday, May 7, 2015
A longtime state assemblyman from New York City pleaded guilty Thursday to theft and fraud charges, admitting in federal court that he submitted at least $40,000 in false expense vouchers for days he didn't actually travel to Albany.
 
Marchione calls on Skelos to step aside

Marchione calls on Skelos to step aside

Thursday, May 7, 2015
State Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, is joining a few of her Republican colleagues in publicly calling on Dean Skelos to step down as Senate majority leader.
 
Cuomo to empanel board to address minimum wage
ALBANY

Cuomo to empanel board to address minimum wage

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a plan to get a minimum wage hike that doesn't require legislative approval.
 
Democrats fail to oust NY Senate's GOP leader after arrest
ALBANY

Democrats fail to oust NY Senate's GOP leader after arrest

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Republican leader of the state Senate survived a largely symbolic effort by Democratic lawmakers to oust him from his position Wednesday following his arrest on federal corruption charges.
 
Skelos to remain majority leader
ALBANY

Skelos to remain majority leader

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America's most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state's Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda.
 
Amedore: Time for Skelos to step aside as majority leader
CAPITOL

Amedore: Time for Skelos to step aside as majority leader

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
State Sen. George Amedore of Rotterdam is one of a few Republicans in the state Senate calling on Sen. Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, to resign as majority leader.
 
CAPITAL REGION

NY politicians: When will enough be enough?

Monday, May 4, 2015
Three months after Assemblyman Sheldon Silver resigned as Assembly speaker, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is being pressed to step down amid federal corruption charges.
 
Amedore: Skelos should step down from Senate leadership

Amedore: Skelos should step down from Senate leadership

Monday, May 4, 2015
Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, says he believes Long Island Sen. Dean Skelos should resign as leader of the state Senate amid federal corruption charges.
 
 

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