Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Assemblyman’

Andrew Cuomo To Investigate Hiring of Pedro Espada’s Son

Andrew Cuomo To Investigate Hiring of Pedro Espada’s Son

An official in the New York attorney general’s office says prosecutors are investigating the hiring of a powerful senator’s son to a newly created $120,000 job in the chamber and whether that violates state law against nepotism. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the investigation by Andrew Cuomo’s office and asked to remain […]

Pedro Espada’s Son Enjoys Payoff Job from Father

Pedro Espada’s Son Enjoys Payoff Job from Father

Turncoat Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. of The Bronx is reaping even more spoils for his return to the Democratic fold: a specially created $120,000-a-year Senate job for his son. A spokesman for the Senate majority leader defended the Senate’s hiring of Pedro G. Espada for the newly created post of “deputy director of intergovernmental relations,” […]

Website Lists NY Lawmakers Pork Barrel Spending

Website Lists NY Lawmakers Pork Barrel Spending

The largest community grant from New York lawmakers this year is nearly $2.3 million to Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc., which helps indigent inmates, a new report shows. The report on the Empire Center’s Web site lists the grant from 34 Assembly members among 8,250 so-called member items approved by the Assembly and […]

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco Proposes ‘Madoff Bill’

Assemblyman Jim Tedisco Proposes ‘Madoff Bill’

State Assemblyman Jim Tedisco authored a bill requiring rich New York inmates to pay state and federal governments the cost of housing them in prison. “We have a lot of people in our society who have extensive personal wealth and who have broken their trust with the justice system,” Tedisco told FOXNews.com Tuesday. Tedisco, who […]

Governor To Name Richard Ravitch New Lieutenant Governor

Governor To Name Richard Ravitch New Lieutenant Governor

NY1 has learned that Governor David Paterson will appoint former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch as the state’s new lieutenant governor this evening in an attempt to end the power dispute which has stifled progress in Albany for the past month. “Amid the financial issues and the Senate issues, I’ll try to address [the appointment of […]

Assemblyman Will Barclay Will Not Run For John McHugh’s Seat

Assemblyman Will Barclay Will Not Run For John McHugh’s Seat

Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, has decided not to run for the Congressional seat from the 23rd district. He has released this statement: “After much consideration, I’ve decided not to run for Congress at this time. Though I’d like to add to the dialogue at the federal level, with two young sons in elementary school, this […]

Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio Accused Of Corruption Resigns

Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio Accused Of Corruption Resigns

A Queens assemblyman charged with collecting $1 million from people who did business with the state is resigning, effective immediately. Anthony Seminerio sent a short letter of resignation to the Assembly speaker Monday night. He didn’t give a reason for his resignation in the note. Federal prosecutors accuse Seminerio of creating a bogus consulting firm to […]

LGBT Groups Throw Support Behind Bill Thompson

LGBT Groups Throw Support Behind Bill Thompson

City Comptroller Bill Thompson has picked up the support of LGBT New Yorkers for his mayoral bid. At a rally Saturday in Bryant Part, hundreds of LGBT New Yorkers and four of the largest LGBT clubs in the city backed Thompson, citing his support for marriage equality. Assemblyman Micah Kellner, one of four LGBT members […]

Groups Controlled by Tom Golisano and Aide Investigated Over Donations

Groups Controlled by Tom Golisano and Aide Investigated Over Donations

After the Rochester billionaire Tom Golisano brokered the coup last week that threw the State Senate into chaos, he strolled the halls of the Capitol proclaiming himself a reformer on a mission to shake up Albany’s old ways of questionable ethics and self-dealing. But what Mr. Golisano did not advertise is that his own political […]

Sheldon Silver to Support Disclosing Income

Sheldon Silver to Support Disclosing Income

Under pressure to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the lucrative side jobs of lawmakers like himself, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for the first time yesterday announced support for publicly disclosing legislators’ outside income. The revelation came a day after Silver’s fellow Democrat, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith of Queens, said legislative leaders should be […]

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