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  1. Jan 22, 2015 #1

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    New York Assembly speaker charged with five criminal counts in corruption case
    http://news.yahoo.com/york-assembly...inal-counts-corruption-145959633--sector.html

    Of course, NY State is equal opportunity in these matters.

    Joe Bruno, was the Temporary President of the New York State Senate and its majority leader, but . . .
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bruno#2009_Indictment
     
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    One down, how many to go?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2015 #3

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    Well, we TRY to keep up with New Jersey but it's a real slog.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2015 #4

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    NY Assembly speaker to vacate post amid criminal charges
    http://news.yahoo.com/lawmakers-weigh-ny-speakers-fate-following-charges-073144143.html [Broken]
    This is a big deal in NY.
     
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  6. Jan 28, 2015 #5

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  7. Jan 28, 2015 #6

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    Sadly, it's not unusual. I only indicated that Silver's indictment is a big deal. I've wondered why it took so long. There have been implications for years.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2015 #7

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    Ex-NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver indicted on 3 charges
    http://news.yahoo.com/ex-ny-assembly-speaker-sheldon-silver-indicted-3-180618677--politics.html [Broken]
     
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  9. May 5, 2015 #8

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    You had to ask.

    NY Senate boss, charged in corruption case, claims innocence
    http://news.yahoo.com/york-senate-leader-surrenders-face-corruption-charges-141535565--politics.html [Broken]

    Hmmmmm.
     
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  10. May 11, 2015 #9

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    New York Senate leader Skelos quits top post after arrest
    http://news.yahoo.com/ap-source-ny-senate-leader-quits-top-post-193235400--politics.html [Broken]


    Capitol scandals raise tough questions for New York governor
    http://news.yahoo.com/widening-corruption-scandals-swirl-around-york-governor-154450667.html [Broken]

    I would like the DOJ look into how NY State deregulated the electrical utility industry, which was supposed to lead to reduced rates through increased competition, but in reality, that never happened, and rates have only increased. Who did the deals and how made the millions of $ on those deals. Meanwhile FERC wants to add a surcharge to electric rates in order to induced new generation.

    Power prices point upward, for now
    http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/...rc-power-cost-ruling-limits-options/25486613/
     
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  11. Nov 1, 2015 #10

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    The Speaker of the House is often the most corrupt member of the House. You get to be Speaker by bestowing favors, and the most corrupt member can maximally bestow.
     
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