A corruption commission appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has voted to issue subpoenas to some members of the state legislature. The subpoenas force lawmakers to disclose money paid to them by private law clients.
Anti gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol on Tuesday. The activists were demonstrating against a ballot amendment to legalize gambling casinos in New York.
A Fairfield County, Connecticut anti-poverty agency is in trouble. NEON, which stands for Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, provides social services to people in need in the Norwalk and Stamford area. The state has put the agency on notice while internal turmoil threatens its programs.
Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York recently appointed a new commission to look at cutting property and other taxes. The commission is headed by former Republican Governor George Pataki and former Democratic state Comptroller Carl McCall. Both are former political rivals of Cuomo.
A Yale professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday says he’s not expecting the U.S. to default on its debt. Yale economics professor Robert Shiller was speaking in New Haven at a news conference acknowledging the prize.