Assembly

Morinello sworn into office

Today, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello (R,C,I,Ref-Niagara Falls) took his oath of office and was sworn in as a member of the New York State Legislature. Morinello was elected on November 8, 2016, defeating the incumbent of six years. Morinello will represent

Assembly

Ceretto backs Ortt’s plan for casino cash

By Tony Farina, The Niagara Falls Reporter Assemblyman John Ceretto (D – Lewiston) says the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption should be a call to arms to state lawmakers to abandon the political culture of Albany

Assembly

How long will Heastie last?

Two days ago, the New York Daily News reported that Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was unhappy that Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning on pursuing ethics reform this legislative session. Today, the New York Post is reporting Heastie’s ties to convicted mobsters.

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Michael Kearns could be next Assembly Speaker

In the face of Sheldon Silver’s arrest on public corruption charges, the Albany establishment — long entrenched in the culture of corruption that Silver typified — has been shaken to its core. As we speak there are rumblings in Albany that South