ALBANY—Retired Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno spent $8,500 in campaign funds on lawyers in December, campaign finance reports show.
The now-consultant's campaign committee sent $5,737 to Maryland-based D.L.A. Piper and $2,757 to the Albany firm of William Dreyer, who is representing Bruno. Bruno has been making these payments for the last Read More
With national and statewide victories, millions in Democratic-heavy New York City found November’s first week to be a jubilant one. But for leaders of the city’s real estate industry, two events were cause for wincing: Republicans in the State Senate, who long espoused policies friendly to landlords, lost control to Democrats; then, the next day, Read More
MINNEAPOLIS—At a breakfast for the New York delegation to the R.N.C., Joe Bruno called Barack Obama a “wimp” and implied that, like Eliot Spitzer, there may be a side to him voters don’t know yet.
The attack by the former State Senate majority leader got a standing ovation.
Bruno called Spitzer “glib, articulate, fancy, Read More
MINNEAPOLIS–"I got a text message a little while ago,” New York State Republican Chairman Joe Mondello told reporters in the Marriott Hotel lobby. “He’ll let us know what the scoop is.”
Mondello, wearing pre-Day-1-casual blue jeans, said, “It doesn’t look very good for Republicans to be having parties while people are losing their homes.” He Read More
Eliot Spitzer authorized two of his aides to submit written testimony rather than speak directly to the Albany County District Attorney during the investigation of Spitzer’s use of state police to discredit former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.
That’s according to the first round of news coming from newly released, 8,562-page report from Read More
Say one thing for Eliot Spitzer, in light of newly released testimony from the Troopergate affair: He knows how to stick to a story.
The former governor was spared, from a legal standpoint, because, according to the State Commission on Public Integrity: "[t]he failure to supervise subordinates, without more, does not violate the Public Read More
Here’s a clip from last night’s Captiol Tonight, with Albany television reporter Josh Robin, who hosted the relatively new State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.
It was Skelos first extended television interview since assuming the position of majority leader, and it didn’t start with a softball question.
Referring to an event that took Read More
Having relinquished his role as majority leader weeks ago, Joe Bruno just announced that he will leave the State Senate all together by this Friday.
In a statement, Bruno doesn’t say much about why he’s choosing not to finish his term, but he does point to the highlights of his career.
A Bruno spokesman, Read More
Here’s Tom Golisano, a registered Republican, being asked repeatedly by reporters in Albany yesterday if Read More
Each year in Albany, a multitude of bills on housing issues go through a familiar pattern: The Democratic-led Assembly, supported by affordable housing groups, passes legislation that would expand tenants’ rights and protections to varying degrees, including bills that would strengthen rent stabilization. Then the Republican-led Senate, backed by the New York City real estate Read More