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IT specialist was New York State’s top overtime earner in 2016 – NY Daily News

State government’s 2016 overtime queen is an information technology specialist whose extra pay nearly tripled her regular salary. Source: IT specialist was New York State’s top overtime earner in 2016 – NY Daily News

Chip firms walking away from landmark SUNY Poly program – Times Union

Source: Chip firms walking away from landmark SUNY Poly program – Times Union

DiNapoli: St. Lawrence County Court Clerk Pocketed Thousands in Fines

State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the arrest of Lisa Dillon after an investigation with the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office found the former town of Norfolk justice court clerk misappropriated nearly $10,000 in court fees paid by defendants. “Ms. Dillon was entrusted with collecting the fines and surcharges imposed on defendants by the court […]

Bharara: Percoco-Kaloyeros charges show ‘systemic problem’ in state government – Capitol Confidential

Source: Bharara: Percoco-Kaloyeros charges show ‘systemic problem’ in state government – Capitol Confidential

Workers Compensation rates are rising – Times Union

The state Department of Financial Services has approved an average 9.3 percent increase in workers’ compensation insurance rates starting in October, highlighting an issue that the state’s business community has long hurt New York’s competitiveness but which employee advocates say is still plagued with problems for the injured. Among the reasons for the approval by […]

Ethics reform appears dead as New York lawmakers near end of session – Times Union

[…] lawmakers approved a flurry of bills pertaining to everything from creating a terrorist registry list to requiring that dogs and cats used as experimental subjects by state-funded research facilities be put up for adoption if they don’t have to be euthanized. The lack of action created proposals for a second one-year extension of state […]

Inspector General’s report rakes Clinton Correctional over escape | News | pressrepublican.com

Staff had opportunities to discover, stop escape, report says. DOCCS also criticized. Source: Inspector General’s report rakes Clinton Correctional over escape | News | pressrepublican.com

Watchdog group FOILs local government checkbooks – Capitol Confidential

Source: Watchdog group FOILs local government checkbooks – Capitol Confidential

After saying he’s ‘truly sorry,’ Silver gets 12 year prison sentence | POLITICO

Also fined $1.75M, forced to forfeit $5.3M Source: After saying he’s ‘truly sorry,’ Silver gets 12 year prison sentence | POLITICO

Bharara: Not enough evidence to bring charges after Moreland Commission shutdown – Capitol Confidential

Source: Bharara: Not enough evidence to bring charges after Moreland Commission shutdown – Capitol Confidential

Lawmakers promise, again, to seize felons’ pensions | POLITICO

Cuomo, Heastie, Flanagan promise action on deal that fell through Source: Lawmakers promise, again, to seize felons’ pensions | POLITICO

IG: State worker tole then sold agency laptops – Capitol Confidential

Source: IG: State worker stole then sold agency laptops – Capitol Confidential

Female worker probed as possible accomplice in prison break | New York Post

Source: Female worker probed as possible accomplice in prison break | New York Post

Bailey Wind to Tell Students About Consequences of Drunk, Impaired and Distracted Driving

Bailey Wind will be speaking to the Peru Jr/Sr High School student body on May 12th at 9:30 am. Bailey had just signed her letter of intent with the University of Tennessee’s Swimming and Diving team when on December 1, 2012, at the age of 17 and a senior at Shaker High School in Latham, New […]

Janet Duprey: “It’s Time to Shed Sunlight on Our House”

Albany – Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (R,I – Peru) today reiterated her support for a more open and transparent state government in light of an ethics reform agreement between Gov. Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. Duprey, a longtime advocate for ethics reform, was appointed to a bipartisan search committee earlier this year for an executive […]

Cuomo raising campaign cash again

Cuomo raising campaign cash again | Capital New York.

Duprey Fights to Pass Reform Package

From the Office of Assemblywoman Janet Duprey Assemblywoman Janet L. Duprey (R,I – Peru) joined Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C – Canandaigua) at a press conference yesterday to present a 17-point reform package that would bring openness and accountability back to state government. The 17 rules reform proposals include measures such as term […]

Trains are carrying — and spilling — a record amount of oil – The Washington Post

Trains are carrying — and spilling — a record amount of oil – The Washington Post.   Peru Gazette: Trains with similar cargo pass a few feet from Plattsburgh City Hall and south through the Town of Peru! 

U.S. Attorney Bharara Sees Corruption “All Over” New York State

  “If I could put 50 prosecutors on public corruption, chances are they would not be lacking for work,” Bharara said.Bharara sees corruption “all over” New York State – City & Region – The Buffalo News.

Plattsburgh City Council to Consider Medical Marijuana Resolution

Plattsburgh City Council to consider medical marijuana resolution – Press-Republican: News.

Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges

Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges – NYTimes.com.

Health insurance deadline extended 5 days

Health insurance deadline extended 5 days – Times Union.

Eyeing a Raise, Albany Lawmakers Are Negotiating Reforms With Cuomo – NYTimes.com

Eyeing a Raise, Albany Lawmakers Are Negotiating Reforms With Cuomo – NYTimes.com.

After Ethics Panel’s Shutdown, Loopholes Live On in Albany – NYTimes.com

After Ethics Panel’s Shutdown, Loopholes Live On in Albany – NYTimes.com.

Empire State Development Announces Request for Proposals for Purchase and Redevelopment of Former Chateaugay Correctional Facility

News from the Empire State Development Corporation Empire State Development (ESD) today announced it has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purchase and redevelopment of the former Chateaugay Correctional Facility, an approximately 100 acre site located in Chateaugay, New York. The site was closed in July 2014 as part of Governor Andrew M. […]

Cuomo to announce new ballot line on Thursday | New York Post

Cuomo to announce new ballot line on Thursday | New York Post.

New Castle home Sandra Lee shares with Gov. Andrew Cuomo worth $1.2 million, assessor says

New Castle home Sandra Lee shares with Gov. Andrew Cuomo worth $1.2 million, assessor says.

North Country Honor Flight director resigns

North Country Honor Flight director resigns » Local News » Press-Republican.

DiNapoli Expands Anti-Corruption Initiative

DiNapoli Expands Anti-Corruption Initiative, 5/12/14.

Joe Bruno Acquitted of Political Corruption Charges – Times Union

Bruno acquitted of political corruption charges – Times Union.

With legislative vacancies, state pays for empty district offices | Capital New York

With legislative vacancies, state pays for empty district offices | Capital New York.

Halfmoon deputy attorney leaves amid ongoing review of land sales – Times Union

Halfmoon deputy attorney leaves amid ongoing review of land sales – Times Union.

Comptroller to Opt Out of Public Financing System

Comptroller to Opt Out of Public Financing System – NYTimes.com.

Special interest groups spend $210M lobbying state, local governments 

Special interest groups spend $210M lobbying state, local governments  – NY Daily News.

Comptroller Shut Out in Talks for Campaign Finance Change for His Office

Comptroller shut out in talks for campaign finance change for his office – Times Union.

Adirondack Insects: Extreme Cold And Climate Change

Adirondack Insects: Extreme Cold And Climate Change – The Adirondack Almanack 

Moreland Commission new chief vetted – Times Union

Panel’s new chief vetted – Times Union.

Chief Prober For Gov. Cuomo’s Anti-Corruption Commission Stepping Down

Chief Prober For Gov. Cuomo’s Anti-Corruption Commission Stepping Down | New York Daily News.

Albany’s ethical compass still askew

Albany’s ethical compass still askew.

Lawsuits against NYS vanish on your dime – Times Union

Lawsuits vanish on your dime – Times Union.

Big Tappen Zee bridge project comes with improper commuting bills

Capitol Confidential » Big TZ bridge project comes with improper commuting bills.

State mental health official cited on suspect expense reports – Times Union

State mental health official cited on suspect expense reports – Times Union.

Cuomo explains ‘extremist’ comment

Cuomo explains ‘extremist’ comment.

Report: Some NY bridge, highway money diverted

Report: Some NY bridge, highway money diverted – Times Union.

Break rules, receive pardon

Break rules, receive pardon – Times Union.

NYS primary date is $50M issue – Times Union

NYS primary date is $50M issue – Times Union.

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