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OpEd: Beware of Albany Reforms on Sex Trade

Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr.: "I urge lawmakers to consider the implications of such changes to state law, which must better protect sexual exploitation victims and provide mental health treatment to human trafficking victims."

Possible Upsets Eyed In Long Island State Senate Races

Republicans appear poised to unseat three Democratic New York State senators from Long Island and may have won two local open seats, but party officials say the races are too close to call since absentee ballots have yet to be counted.

AARP to NY Pols: Stop Rx Greed

Before New York State’s legislative session ends later this month, Albany can still make a real dent in a serious pocketbook issue for New Yorkers: the high cost of prescription drugs.

Can Nassau Exec Hopeful Charles Lavine Repeat ’04 Win as Underdog?

New York State Assemb. Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove), who ousted his predecessor 13 year ago, is running in a three-way Democratic primary for Nassau County executive this fall.

Calls for Ethics Reform Get Louder on Long Island

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.

Skelos Corruption Trial: Closing Arguments Over, Jury Deliberations Begin

Prosecutors summed up their theory of the case while defenders tried to poke holes in the testimony.

Skelos Corruption Trial: No Mention of Son’s Ties in AbTech-Agency Meeting

"Find it curious that [state] senate Republican is reaching out to me directly."

Skelos Corruption Trial: Emails Reveal Senator’s Calls Were Offered To Help...

"One step at a time. Haha. Your dad prob needs to make a call."

Sheldon Silver Found Guilty in Month-long Corruption Trial

Today, Sheldon Silver got justice, and at long last, so did the people of New York."

Skelos Corruption Trial: Exec Said He Had No Choice in Doubling...

"The last thing I wanted to do is alienate...the senator."