Tag: Rob Walker
Advocates and citizens frustrated with the avalanche of corruption scandals on Long Island and statewide are rallying and organizing other grassroots efforts aimed at pressuring lawmakers into being more ethical and transparent. Local good government groups picketed this week outside the Long Island office of New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Smithtown), urging him to allow passage of ethics reforms for Albany lawmakers before the legislative session ends June 16. And a New York City-based nonprofit this week announced that it’s suing LI municipalities that fail to turn over financial documents in a statewide citizen-led transparency initiative recently started in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The senator, who will be expelled from office, is scheduled to be sentenced in March, but will appeal the verdict.
The judge asked the senator and his son whether they had anything to drink in the past 24 hours. The senator said he had a glass of wine; his son, a margarita.
"They don’t know what the fuck they’re doing," Sen. Skelos said on wiretap, referring to Nassau County government.
Ex-U.S. Sen. Al D'Amato and Chief Deputy Nassau County Executive Rob Walker took the stand Friday.
"One step at a time. Haha. Your dad prob needs to make a call."
Nassau officials held their first public hearing on a nearly $1 billion plant repair project this week.
“Dump ’em!” sniped D’Amato. “Dump Cablevision. FiOS is much better and cheaper.”
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