Tom Libous

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New York State taxpayers could find themselves paying $700,000 in legal fees for a convicted Albany lawmaker.

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There’s only one ​race for State Senate in Tuesday's elections, and that’s a special election for a State Senate seat in the Southern Tier. Polls show the Republican candidate far ahead.


New York’s political world is focused on a race in the Southern Tier that could help determine the future of the State Senate.

Two more lawmakers, a former Senate Leader and the Deputy Majority Leader of the Senate were convicted of corruption in the past week. But Governor Cuomo continues to say it would not be a good idea to call state lawmakers back to the Capitol to enact more ethics reform measures.

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Major newspapers have posted editorials calling for the Senate Leader, Dean Skelos, to resign after the Senator and his son have been accused of running a corruption scam. But so far, Skelos is hanging on, and Republicans are trying hard to carry on business as usual.