Who knew that there existed a public body called the Local Conditional Release Commission? And who knew that this commission had the power to release people from city jails, as long as they are serving a sentence of a year or less?
Guy Velella knew. You can be sure about that.
Mr. Velella is Read More
It is hardly a secret that Albany is home to some of the most egregious political hacks north of the Beltway, a gray and grim place where small-time hucksters thrive and pressing issues-like, say, budget deadlines-are evaded, avoided and otherwise treated with contempt. All you need to know about your state government is contained in Read More
For a city with a past as brilliant and a future as promising as New York’s, it’s troubling that there’s no vision in place for how the city is to be developed. At the moment, the city treats each potential development on an ad hoc basis, with no consistent view toward how a new building Read More
On a typically gray and bitter mid-January day in Albany, Republican State Senators clustered around their majority leader, Senator Joseph Bruno, at a press conference responding to Governor George Pataki’s budget. Several Senators were wearing red-and-white buttons on their lapels. From the back of the room, you couldn’t see much more than the little dash Read More