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Stories with person: Dean Skelos
  • 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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.

  • Longtime Cuomo aide new leader of NY horse racing board story has photos
    Updated: Jun-03-15 6:21 pm

    ALBANY, New York - An Albany insider with longstanding ties to the Cuomo family is taking control of the New York Racing Association after its chairman went on leave just days before its premier event, the Belmont Stakes.

  • 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.