Mike Groll / AP

Over the weekend, news broke that top aides to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are being probed by the U.S. attorney in connection with the Buffalo Billion Investment Development Plan.

The Buffalo Billion project is the centerpiece of Governor Cuomo’s efforts to reverse decades of economic decline in New York’s second largest city.

Mike Groll / AP

Government reform groups say you can add one more item to the long list of reforms that they believe are needed in Albany. They say limits are needed on campaign contributions to county political committees. The committees’ collection and distribution of money factor into a growing criminal case against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, and upstate Senate races in 2014.

Walsh Corruption Trial Continues On LI

Mar 28, 2016
Julio Avila / WSHU

The federal corruption trial of Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Walsh continues today in East Islip.

FBI agent Ken Hosey is back on the stand after he testified last week that Walsh put in over 160 pay slips for work he did not do while he was a corrections lieutenant for the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office.

Opening Arguments Begin In LI Corruption Trial

Mar 16, 2016
Julio Avila / WSHU

Opening statements in the federal corruption trial of Suffolk County Conservative Chairman Edward Walsh began this morning in Central Islip. Walsh is accused of stealing over $200,000 by lying on timesheets, while he worked as a lieutenant for the Suffolk County Correctional System.

Jury Selection Begins In Walsh Corruption Trial

Mar 15, 2016
Thomas Kienzle / AP

Jury selection is scheduled for today in the federal corruption trial of Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Edward Walsh.

Federal prosecutors from the Eastern District of New York charge Walsh with stealing more than $80,000 from county taxpayers by filling out false timesheets while working as a corrections lieutenant.

He’s accused of gambling, playing golf and conducting party business on county time.

Also on trial: the political culture in Suffolk County.