The Assembly paid $1.1 million to 130 members for costs related to “legislative duties” performed in Albany between April and September 2014, according to data posted today on SeeThroughNY, the Empire Center's transparency website. The data was released more than eight months after the end of the reporting period, an unusually long amount of time. Read More
Even with its former leader facing corruption charges, the state Assembly won’t disclose how its members are spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, a government watchdog charged on Friday. Read More
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders huddled behind closed doors Monday to find still-elusive deals on a range of matters as a corruption-weary Capitol looks to end the 2015 session. Read More
On the state Senate floor, Liz Krueger and John DeFrancisco have become the Capitol’s premiere variety show, their colleagues say, engaging in lengthy debates that have inspired some fellow lawmakers and grated on others. Read More
It's safe to say that few Capital Region residents split their time between an upstate residence and a rent-controlled apartment in the five boroughs. So with just 11 days left in the legislative session, should the citizens of Albany, Niskayuna or East Greenbush be concerned about housing policy in New York City? The short answer: You bet. Read More
If you’ve spent any time at a little league baseball or soccer game, or any children's sporting event, you know the cry of "hustle up" means move faster. It’s a way adults try to keep the game moving—and remind the players of what they ought to be doing. Read More
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