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    Andrew Cuomo Doesn’t Want ‘Scandalmania’ Hijacking His Agenda

    do you know what's going on in ny?

    Andrew Cuomo Doesn’t Want ‘Scandalmania’ Hijacking His Agenda | Politicker

    As the fallout from the recent slew of arrests of state legislators continues, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he doesn’t want what he dubbed “Scandalmania” hijacking his agenda.

    “What I’m trying mightily to do is not allow the Scandalmania–’cuz you know how the press is with scandals and that becomes all-consuming–I don’t want that to eclipse the session and I don’t want it to derail the session because we have a lot of good work to do out there for New Yorkers who just want their government to function,” said the governor during a radio appearance on “The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter.”

    “We have to be able to do both at the same time,” he added. “Lets’ deal with the reform agenda and deal with the quote-unquote scandals, but let’s also do what we’re supposed to do and get the government working.”

    Mr. Cuomo came into office promising to clean up Albany and restore public faith in government. But in recent weeks, the news has been dominated by non-stop headlines about the arrests of high-ranking legislators and investigations into lawmakers and former aids.

    But Mr. Cuomo said that he intends to move forward with the remainder of his agenda–including plans to legalize casino gambling, restructure local governments and a women’s equality package–as well as pushing a new round of ethics reforms.

    Still, Mr. Cuomo geared down expectations, acknowledging the session had “gotten more complicated” because of the added “dimension.” And he said that much of the work he’d hoped to accomplish this year is already done.

    “Remember the context. We got most of our work done in the budget and before the budget, which is usually the way,” he said.

    Mr. Cuomo also promised more transparency in the coming weeks, despite a recent report that lawmakers had demanded a state ethics commission scrub its report on the handing of the sexual assault allegations against Assemblyman Vito Lopez.
    because when it comes to outright corruption, albany beats even inside-the-beltway

    there are malcom smith and dan halloran and john sampson and eric stevenson...

    one of em is former senate majority leader, another is ex conference chair

    unlike mr lopez above, almost all of the charges against these lawbreaking legists involve GRAFT, ie, money

    at least two, shirley huntley and nelson castro, to get themselves out of some of their legal trouble, actually WORE A WIRE to help the fbi get one of their colleagues

    it's that bad

    NY senator embezzled cash to fund run for top law enforcer position: prosecutors | PIX 11

    any comparisons here with what barack obama may be going thru might be overstretched

    our president is far more chicago than new york
    Last edited by The Prof; 05-13-13 at 08:34 PM.

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