Malcolm Smith http://wrvo.org en Names of officials secretly recorded released http://wrvo.org/post/names-officials-secretly-recorded-released <p>Nine more names of state Senators and others potentially involved in corruption were made public Wednesday, when a judge ordered prosecutors in the case of convicted former Sen. Shirley Huntley to make public the names of her colleagues that she secretly recorded. Thu, 09 May 2013 05:38:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37508 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, Assembly Democrats roll out reform ideas http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-assembly-democrats-roll-out-reform-ideas <p>At the New York State Capitol, lawmakers are scrambling to put forward plans to react to the recent twin corruption scandals involving bribery charges against a state Senator and Assemblyman. On Tuesday, it was the Assembly Democrats’ turn to weigh in. Gov. Andrew Cuomo also rolled out two more components of his own reform plan. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:10:21 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36366 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, Assembly Democrats roll out reform ideas State lawmakers return to confront scandals http://wrvo.org/post/state-lawmakers-return-confront-scandals <p>New York state lawmakers returned to work after a two-week spring break. It’s their first meeting since two lawmakers have been charged with bribery in separate corruption scandals. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:06:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36308 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo proposes empowering DAs to help fight political corruption http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-proposes-empowering-das-help-fight-political-corruption <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s district attorneys are pushing for laws to make it easier to prosecute bribery and public corruption cases, in the wake of recent scandals in Albany. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 09:50:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35981 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's budget victory tour overshadowed by scandals in the legislature http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-budget-victory-tour-overshadowed-scandals-legislature <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been touring statewide to promote the newly passed state budget, saying it shows that New York state is functional again. But not everyone is completely convinced. Sun, 07 Apr 2013 23:52:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35827 at http://wrvo.org Malcolm Smith scandal reverberates through state's political circles http://wrvo.org/post/malcolm-smith-scandal-reverberates-through-states-political-circles <p>The scandal around state Sen. Malcolm Smith is continuing to have repercussions in both political parties and in every level of the state’s government. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on an upstate tour to promote the recently passed state budget, has been dogged by questions about the scandal instead. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:25:18 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35744 at http://wrvo.org State Senator, others indicted in wide-ranging corruption scandal http://wrvo.org/post/state-senator-others-indicted-wide-ranging-corruption-scandal <p>State Sen. Malcolm Smith, a former New York Senate majority leader, has been arrested and indicted in a far reaching bribery and corruption scandal. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 01:40:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35665 at http://wrvo.org