A key confidential witness in the federal bribery case filed against Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson is Sigfredo Gonzalez, who in 2008 unsuccessfully sought the statehouse seat that Stevenson now holds.
As expected, Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez has formed a campaign committee to run for the NYC Council.
A source familiar with Lopez’s plans expects he will indeed run: “(W)e don’t form committees just to play around.”
For the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana, according to a new Pew poll.
Bronx GOP Chairman Jay Savino will reportedly resign his party post in the near future.
“The last Republican elected from the Bronx, former state Sen. Guy Velella, resigned in 2004 when he pleaded guilty to accepting bribes. He spent 182 days in jail. The next year, Mr. Savino—a former aide to Mr. Velella—took over the party.”
Hillary Clinton is working on a memoir and policy book that about her years as secretary of state that has yet to be titled and is tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Democratic strategist James Carville, a longtime confidant of the Clinton family, is supporting the super PAC devoted to luring the former first lady into the 2016 presidential race.
The Syracuse Post-Standard says Cuomo and Mayor Stephanie Miner need to end their “petty” and “childish” standoff.
Carl Paladino’s company has been fined $44,000 by OSHA for 10 “serious” violations of health and safety standards, after being cited for exposing workers to lead and potential falls from a rooftop at a Buffalo work site.
On average, a woman in New York who works full time, year round is paid 84 cents for every dollar earned by a man, compared to the overall national average wage gap of 77 cents, according to a new analysis.
The CBC launched an interactive school aid map.
Campaign-finance activists and some of the nation’s biggest institutional investors – including state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli – are exerting fresh pressure on the SEC to force public companies to disclose political spending.
Actor Jeremy Irons, a self-described libertarian, does not approve of Mayor Bloomberg’s nanny state tendencies on cigarettes and soda.
During a fundraiser today in California, President Obama raised some eyebrows by praising state AG Kamala Harris for her looks.
Syracuse’s Columbus Circle, courthouse, War Memorial, Everson Museum and the former Carnegie Library will be lit by orange lights every night through the end of the NCAA final four in support of the SU team.
Obama on Ebert:
“Michelle and I are saddened to hear about the passing of Roger Ebert. For a generation of Americans – and especially Chicagoans – Roger was the movies. When he didn’t like a film, he was honest; when he did, he was effusive – capturing the unique power of the movies to take us somewhere magical.”
“Even amidst his own battles with cancer, Roger was as productive as he was resilient – continuing to share his passion and perspective with the world. The movies won’t be the same without Roger, and our thoughts and prayers are with Chaz and the rest of the Ebert family.”
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