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A government watchdog group is calling for an ethics investigation into whether an ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo misused state resources while leading Cuomo's 2014 campaign.

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A report from the state ethics commission clears Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s former high-level economic development official Sam Hoyt of sexual harassment charges, but the report leaves many unanswered questions.

There is going to be more transparency in Erie County government under a new ethics law approved Thursday by the Legislature.


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An investigation of Rep. Chris Collins has moved to the House Ethics Committee, after a review by the Office of Congressional Ethics. The person who filed the original complaint against the Clarence Republican said this shows there will be a deeper dive into the congressman's investments.

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Governor Cuomo’s explanation of some of the circumstances of a U.S. Attorney’s probe into his administration has left some unanswered questions.


Governor Andrew Cuomo received a bit of good news just two days before he is to give his State of the State address. The governor and his office have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the premature closing of an ethics commission.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo fielded questions for the first time Monday about alleged interference with the Moreland Commission, an ethics panel he created in July 2013 and shut down earlier this year.

New York taxpayers have spent millions of dollars over the past dozen or so years on pensions for corrupt politicians no longer in office. A local member of the state delegation is now trying to change the law.

A former aide to Republican State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer of Amherst has filed an ethics complaint with the state after she was fired a month ago.

Michelle McCulloch, 45, of Attica says her dismissal was due to her political support for the congressional campaign of David Bellavia over Ranzenhofer’s preference of former Erie County Executive Chris Collins.