After unanimously supporting the bill when it first came to a vote last month, Senate Republicans including our state senator Steve Saland voted against overriding the governor’s veto of ethics reform. The Senate debate laid bare the acrimony between Republicans and Democrats, who traded accusations over which party was to blame for blocking ethics reform at a time when several political corruption scandals have reinforced the stereotype that Albany is rife with favor trading and influence peddling.
Micki earns seat at Dutchess table
Our big election news: early results show Micki Strawinski winning a very close race for County Legislature with a final tally of 1209 to Ben’s 1168. Unofficial reports also showed about 104 absentee ballots to Read more…