Category: Western New York

Ruben Wills is on trial.
Long IslandNew YorkNew York CityState SenateWestern New York

Corruption Watch: Nassau Republicans Indicted, NYC Councilman on Trial, Senator Gets Off

Last week, a Nassau County jury indicted former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto for corruption along with two former town commissioners. Venditto has been a powerful Republican leader until he stepped down after federal prosecutors charged him and County Executive Edward Mangano for taking bribes. Meanwhile, Queens City Councilman Ruben Wills is on trial for…

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Governor Andrew Cuomo
New YorkNew York CityWestern New York

Cuomo Takes on Republicans (or at least some of them)

Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a campaign to go after Republicans. Standing beside House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Cuomo declared that New York would fight back to take back Congress district-by-district. Yet this "New York Fights Back" is an interesting campaign. Why now? For one, Cuomo has not previously expressed much interest in Congress. In 2011, his first year…

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Chris Collins under investigation
New YorkWestern New York

Conflict of Interests for Buffalo Republican?

Republican Chris Collins is already under investigation for insider trading after reporters overheard him bragging about "how many millionaires I've made." Now, the Daily Beast discovered that a medical device company Collins founded, Audubon Machinery, stands to gain millions if Trumpcare becomes law. He's also the director of another company, ZeptoMetrix, which would benefit from lower taxes…

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It's from the Simpsons but this seemingly describes the attitude of Republicans. Unfortunately for them, the consequences of Trumpcare threaten New York Republicans.
AnalysisLong IslandNew YorkNew York CityOpinion

Repeal & Replace Republicans: How Trumpcare Threatens New York Republicans

In a prescient moment from an episode of The Simpsons years ago, there’s a scene of celebration taking place at the Republican National Convention. Above the meeting’s jubilant attendees are two signs – one that reads, “We Want What’s Worst For Everyone” and another that says, “We’re Just Plain Evil.” These banners capture the spirit…

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