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Impeccable Ethics The Leading Attribute In Search For Speaker Silver's ReplacementWill Silver's replacement be a reformer, or part of the corrupt culture that has gripped the state capital for decades?
De Blasio's Fundraising Tactics In NY Senate Race Called Into QuestionA Republican New York state Senate candidate is demanding a federal probe of Mayor Bill de Blasio's efforts to help Democrats capture the upper house of the Legislature.
New York City Council Reforms Rules For Discretionary SpendingNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has voluntarily given up her authority to decide how a large chunk of the council's discretionary funding is distributed.
CBS 2, WCBS 880, 1010 WINS Among Those Chosen To Hold NYC Election DebatesPolice practices, educating our kids and the best way to deliver a vast array of city services will all be fair game during Campaign 2013 and CBS 2 will be putting the candidates for public office to the test, hosting a series of in-depth debates.
Quinn Blasts Vito Lopez, Says His Election To City Council Would Be An 'Outrage'
Cuomo's Convention Center Nightmare: NYC -- Not The State -- Owns The LandFor a politician who tries to never make a mistake, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has suffered a major "oops" moment with his grandiose plans to let the owner of the Aqueduct racino build a new convention center there.
Questions About Legality, Competitive Process Pouring Cold Water On Cuomo's Convention Center PlanThe pictures for a proposed new convention center at Aqueduct look great, but many are wondering whether Gov. Cuomo jumped the gun by having his administration sign a letter of intent to build the facility with the company that operates a racino there.
Sheldon Silver's Finances Raise Some QuestionsAccording to public disclosure forms, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver owns stock in over 30 companies -- many of which do business with the state. However, what the forms don't show voters is how much the shares are worth.
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