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In 2014, a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Joe Percoco, who was recently convicted on corruption counts, managed the governor's re-election campaign, and the taxpayer-funded phone line in Percoco's former government office was used for campaign-related business in violation of state regulations.
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Cuomo is demanding that the Trump administration pay back New York for helping Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricanes Maria and Irma, as retribution for its “failures” in handling the island’s recovery.
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One in 10 of New York City’s public-housing tenants – a whopping 16,983 people – are behind in paying their rent, making matters worse for the city’s cash-strapped housing authority and its crumbling buildings.
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New York City tenants spent $507 million on security deposits in 2016, according to a new report from city Comptroller Scott Stringer, who said that the high payments are another hurdle to finding affordable housing.
Private donors are boosting the pay of New York City’s charter school leaders, such Eva Moskowitz, CEO of the 46-school Success Academy network, who received a pay package totaling $782,175 in 2016.
Democratic state Senate candidate James Gaughran has gotten an early endorsement from the New York State United Teachers union in his rematch against GOP state Sen. Senator Carl Marcellino, chairman of the Senate Education Committee.
In a letter to GOP Rep. Dan Donovan organized and circulated by his Democratic opponent Max Rose, more than two dozen of his female constituents wrote that he refuses “to stand up for women’s rights” and that he has a “completely backwards view on sexual assault.”
President Donald Trump appointed Buffalo native Charles Banta to the National Council on the Arts, potentially providing a visibility boost in the nation's capital for the Buffalo arts scene.
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A federal jury on Thursday figured out what many New York politicians would prefer the public never does: that what too often passes for business as usual in state government is not just corrupt, but criminal, the Times Union writes.
The NYPD and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s office are locked in a bitter standoff over what information cops will turn over to prosecutors, and the NYPD should make a good-faith effort to reply to those requests, writes the Daily News.
The Post writes that it has long warned about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s padding of the city workforce, but a new analysis sets out the cold, hard risks, as by the end of this fiscal year, the city employee headcount will hit a record 331,520.
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