- Former NY Sen. Smith faces 10 years in mayoral race scheme Updated: Jul-01-15 2:26 am
WHITE PLAINS, New York - Federal prosecutors are asking that former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty earlier this year in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election.
- NY legislators score tax breaks, rent controls in overtime Updated: Jun-27-15 10:08 am
ALBANY, New York - As the 2015 legislative session ended in overtime last week, many New York lawmakers claimed at least partial victory for their constituents with rent controls and property tax breaks.
- Arrests, leadership changes mean hard year for lawmakers Updated: Jun-20-15 2:13 pm
ALBANY, New York - For decades, it was the way Albany did business: The governor and the two legislative bosses gathered behind closed doors to hammer out deals affecting millions of New Yorkers.
- NY lawmakers OK 5-day rent extension so talks can continue Updated: Jun-18-15 11:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - In a bid to buy time, New York lawmakers approved a five-day renewal of New York City's now-expired rent regulations Thursday night so Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers can continue negotiating a longer-term extension.
- US to judge: Uphold charges against ex-NY assembly speaker Updated: Jun-12-15 7:46 pm
NEW YORK - Prosecutors urged a judge Friday to reject former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to throw out an indictment accusing him of using the powerful legislative post to collect $4 million in kickbacks.
- Vermont secretary of state calls for ethics commission Updated: Jun-03-15 5:55 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos called Wednesday for the establishment of a state ethics commission to review complaints about conflicts of interest, the ethics of public officials and financial disclosures.
- Ex-NY Senate leader, son plead not guilty in corruption case Updated: Jun-01-15 1:26 pm
NEW YORK - The former leader of the New York Senate and his son pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges on Monday after prosecutors told a judge that investigators secretly intercepted thousands of their telephone calls.