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New York senators to unveil proposals to fight corruption

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York state say they’ll soon unveil new proposals to crack down on government corruption. Sen. Todd Kaminsky and Assemblywoman Judy Griffin plan to unveil their ideas Tuesday on Long Island. Later in the ...

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Skelos’ arrest sends session, Senate into disarray

ALBANY — The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America’s most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state’s Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda. Senate leader Dean Skelos, 67, of ...

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Lawmakers to vote on ethics deal

ALBANY (AP) — New York state lawmakers will soon vote on an ethics bill intended to address Albany’s pernicious corruption problem — but so far they’re declining to release the details. The proposal will require lawmakers to disclose their outside ...

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Clean Up Albany Act a ‘major step forward’

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders announced a proposed overhaul of ethics enforcement in New York government forced by an unprecedented string of corruption cases. The Clean Up Albany Act of 2011 would create what lawmakers call an independent commission ...

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