David Paterson offered to restrict Richard Ravtich’s role if Republicans dropped a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of his appointment, Dicker’s sources say.
Former State Senate staffer Jean Pierre claimed in a lawsuit that Indira Noel had a sexual relationship with Paterson when he was lieutenant governor.
The State Senate is paying $1.5 million to rent a building that they leave vacant.
State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. pulled strings to have his son put on the State Senate payroll, before he resigned.
The Times Union says State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. should follow his son out the door.
State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. wants a nepotism probe–of everyone.
Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand won’t be holding any town hall meetings on health care.
Environmental groups are attacking a process for rolling back regulations that Paterson ordered last week.
The candidates for mayor of Albany are bickering over abandoned buildings.
The Seneca Nation is investigating its former president, Maurice John, for misappropriating funds.
Two Kansas senators holding up the nomination are standing firm.
And below, Corey Ellis talking about Albany’s abandoned buildings: