ALBANY—The Commission on Public Integrity's decision to fine Darren Dopp $10,000 for his role in the ‘Troopergate' affair doesn't go far enough, former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno said through a spokesman.
"The Commission on Public Integrity has concluded that, while working for Elliot Spitzer, Darren Dopp joined with and used Read More
ALBANY—Here's the financial disclosure form filed by Bill Owens, the Democratic Party's nominee to replace John McHugh in Congress.
The Watertown Daily Times got a hold of it last night, and points out that Owens earned over $751,000 last year–mostly as a partner in his legal practice–and is deeply Read More
TROY—To get into the building where Barack Obama delivered a speech about job training, attendees had to walk past a baseball stadium named for Joe Bruno, the former State Senate majority leader, who was indicted by federal prosecutors several months after he resigned his position. But he Read More
ALBANY—Former Senate majority leader Joe Bruno warned not to count out Henry Wojtaszek in the contest to lead the state Republican Party. Bruno is backing Wojtaszek, the Niagara County chairman over Ed Cox, a Manhattan attorney.
Cox this morning announced that Warren County Chairman Mike Grasso has Read More
ALBANY—State Senator Ron Stafford has been dead for over four years, but that hasn't stopped his political activities.
Since July 2005, the Committee to Re-Elect Senator Stafford has contributed nearly $60,000 to charities and fellow Republicans including Betty Little, his successor in the North Country-based Senate seat. The committee still has over $50,000 Read More
ALBANY—A company that has earned almost half a million dollars over the last seven years for maintaining the web sites of New York's state senators is also under contract with the now-minority Republicans to produce attack emails about the Senate Democrats.
Senate Democrats now in the majority have been slowly unraveling how the Read More
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ALBANY—After Joe Bruno proclaimed his innocence of a federal indictment handed up this afternoon, federal prosecutors and investigators laid out their case against him, and presented another conclusion from their three-year investigation of the former majority leader of the State Senate: the legislative process is "Byzantine."
"The ability to understand the legislative process Read More
ALBANY—About two hours after his indictment on honest-services charges was unsealed in federal court today, former State Senate majority leader Joe Bruno held a press conference to proclaim his innocence and announce that he would fight back against a prosecution he called politically motivated.
He walked into the gathering at the Crowne Plaza Read More
ALBANY—Retired State Senator Joseph Bruno will be indicted today, Wayne Barrett is reporting (via CapCon), confirming a rumor that has been swirling around the Capitol in recent days and which I have heard from several Democratic sources.
The Times Union has reported on how the probe focused on Bruno's consulting business Read More