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Stories with person: Dean Skelos
  • Feds: Luxury apartments weren't built for disabled people 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 5:09 pm

    NEW YORK - The first Manhattan high-rise residential rental building constructed after the Sept. 11 attacks is promoted online as offering "well-thought out" luxury one-, two- and three-bedroom units to accommodate a comfortable and sophisticated lifestyle. But federal prosecutors said Friday the real estate development company that created it left out some important details that would exclude some disabled tenants.

  • Top NY lawmakers defend response to Albany's ethics dilemma 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 pm

    ALBANY, New York - More than a month into their legislative session, New York state lawmakers are making little progress in tackling Albany's corruption problem, despite polls that show the public is fed up with the wave of arrests and convictions of Capitol insiders.

  • Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption' story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 6:04 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of some of the state's most powerful lawmakers on Monday took his anti-corruption fight to the heart of a state government he again criticized for a "rancid culture" of cronyism, venality and insider politics.

  • Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomes story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:04 am

    ALBANY, New York - Reform advocates, most voters and Gov. Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side.

  • High stakes in race to replace convicted Long Island senator 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 5:47 pm

    ALBANY, New York - With control of the New York Senate possibly up for grabs, Democrats and Republicans promised to aggressively campaign for the Long Island seat vacated when ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos was convicted of federal corruption charges.

  • Poll: NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside pay 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 10:46 am

    ALBANY, New York - Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday.

  • Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer fees 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 3:57 pm

    ALBANY, New York - The two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban.