Susan Lerner

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De Blasio’s Fundraising Tactics In NY Senate Race Called Into Question

A 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.

10/30/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Criminal Probe Of Cuomo Administration Urged In Wake Of NY Times Report On Moreland Commission

Cuomo’s office thwarted attempts by the special corruption commission to investigate groups with ties to him, according to the report.

07/23/2014

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New York City Council Reforms Rules For Discretionary Spending

New 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.

04/29/2014

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Casinos Off Indian Land A Big Decision To Be Made On Election Day In NYS

Casinos or no casinos – that the question. When New Yorkers go to the polls next month they will be asked to change the constitution to legalize gambling on non-Indian land. It’s contentious.

10/11/2013

Harold Kozak puts a question to the panel at a town meeting on election year issues at Wagner College in Staten Island on June 27, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Concerned Residents Talk Election Year Issues At Town Meeting In Staten Island

Themes that had emerged from previous meetings included concern about affordable housing, education, and hospital access among many other issues.

06/27/2013

A resident asks a question of our panel at our town meeting in Queens on June 25, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Raise The Big Issues At Town Hall Meeting

Queens residents talked about the issues they want to ask mayoral candidates Tuesday evening, in the fourth in a series of town hall meetings.

06/25/2013

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Residents Talk Issues At Town Hall Meeting In Brooklyn

Brooklyn residents turned out Tuesday evening for the third in a series of town hall meetings to discuss local issues.

06/18/2013

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Audit: NYC’s New 911 System Over Budget, Behind Schedule

Oversight over outside companies working on New York City’s 911 system upgrade and City Hall failures to bring together arguing city agencies are catching blame in a new report from city comptroller John Liu.

03/21/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Report: NY Gov. Cuomo Flew Home In State Aircraft

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo used state aircraft for more than a dozen flights to or from his home following statewide tours in which he called for belt-tightening and budget cuts for schools and other services, records show.

08/14/2011

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Sheldon Silver’s Finances Raise Some Questions

According 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.

09/03/2010