Tag: John Flanagan

An Inside Look At How Skelos Trial Exposed Slimy Side Of...

Context was often lost between the pace of coverage and testimony jumping around between dates, blurring significant moments in the timeline of the conspiracy. Seen in full, it offers a revealing look at the raw power that money has in The Empire State's politics, and the abuse of this state's most trusted offices to capitalize on this power toward a lawmaker's personal objectives.

Skelos Corruption Trial: Jury Convicts Senator And Son

The senator, who will be expelled from office, is scheduled to be sentenced in March, but will appeal the verdict.

Dean Skelos Indicted on New Corruption Allegations

The senator and his son allegedly extorted $100,000 from a company that lobbied the lawmaker.

Exit Skelos, Enter Flanagan: What Albany’s Power Switch Means for NY

Questions linger after state Senate majority leadership switcheroo this week.

John Flanagan Replaces Dean Skelos as NY Senate Majority Leader

The change in leadership comes a week after Skelos was arrested on federal corruption charges.

‘Evita’ Shines at Engeman Theater in Northport

Janine Divita plays the former First Lady of Argentina in a local production of the Tony Award-winning musical.

New York 23rd State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The Compassionate Care Act, once signed into law, would allow health practitioners to prescribe marijuana to patients with cancer or other life-threatening conditions by the end of next year—but no smoking.

Common Core Tests Loom, Intensifying Debate in NY

"The curriculum was pushed in so quickly along with the testing that there was no chance to prepare.”