Thursday, July 24, 2008

Who was Chris McKenna waiting for in the rain outside the Saratoga racetrack?

Friday, July 11, 2008

The countdown to Joe Bruno's resignation is now being measured in hours instead of weeks.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Which Republican Assemblymember will be denied a Wilson-Pakula from the Conservative Party?

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Senator Dean Skelos has been elected Majority Leader by the Senate Republican conference.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Why didn't Joe Bruno wait until July 11 to announce his retirement?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The naked truth: Joe Bruno's involvement with Bill Powers and former Powers employee Gayle Sweeney triggered the raid on Powers' lobbying firm. The raid was part of the investigation into former Congressman John Sweeney's earmarked federal grants to Bruno donors.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Word on the street is that John McArdle has some new faces at his weekly lunches with lobbyists.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A multi-count, sealed indictment of Joe Bruno has been handed down by a federal grand jury.

Senate Majority has denied a FOIL request seeking details about the no-show job of a prominent Bruno supporter.

John McArdle has put in his papers to retire.

Petitions begin circulating in less than two weeks. Joe Bruno has not announced his intentions. What is he waiting for?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Steve Boggess has put in his papers to retire effective the end of the year.

Monday, May 19, 2008

When will the birth of Joe Bruno's great grandchild be announced?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

What happened to the AMD-size deal that Joe Bruno was talking about three weeks ago?

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Is there any connection between the fact that Mercury Public Affairs principals held a fundraiser for Eliot Spitzer and the fact that Jim Wright went to work at Mercury?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Joe Bruno will be gone before the end of session.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Former State Senator and Senate Labor Committee Chairperson Guy Velella has been subpoenaed in the probe into Joe Bruno.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Joe Bruno has not yet decided whether or not he will seek re-election.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Patrick McCarthy of Pat Lynch & Associates and former State Republican Party Executive Director is the younger brother of James McCarthy from the law firm Girvin & Ferlazzo. Beside working at Girvin & Ferlazzo (the firm has had its own problems lately with the Attorney General's Office over their School Board Clients and double dipping as School Board employees) James was working for the State Corrections Department. He was signing in and heading off to a golf course according to one newspaper's story. The word is it was a no show job set up for James by younger brother Patrick when Patrick was working for Governor Pataki.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Assemblymember Richard Gottfried secured an $89,000 member item to "provide a safe haven for undocumented immigrants".

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Former State Senator and Senate Labor Committee Chairperson Nick Spano has been subpoenaed in the probe into Joe Bruno.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

FBI agents from other regional offices have been dispatched to the Capital Region to assist the FBI and US Attorneys in executing subpoenas and warrants as part of the probe into Joe Bruno.

Anthony Shorris, former Executive Director of the Port Authority, was forced out by the Dinkins/Rengal elements around Paterson because of his support for Ed Koch in the 1980s.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Ken Lovett has left the New York Post. He is now working for the New York Daily News.

Why are Colonie Democrats making inquiries about Paul Tonko's sexual orientation?

Word on the street is that Saratoga Springs Democratic County Supervisor Joanne Yepsen has said no to Democratic Party leaders about running against Joe Bruno in the fall. Yepsen is running for Mayor of Saratoga Springs next year instead.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Rumor has it former Congressperson John Sweeney is preparing for a new career as a demolition derby driver. Someone needs to tell him to stop practicing on his garage door.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Was Democratic State Senate candidate Joe Mesi really involved in a bar fight in North Tonawanda earlier this month?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Senate Republican aides are withholding bad news from Joe Bruno under orders from John McArdle.

All emails are confidential.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Did John McArdle violate state ethics rules when he allowed lobbyist Jim Crane to supply the liquor for a party in McArdle's office?

Can you guess which Saratoga County union official was visited by the FBI at his office as part of the probe into Joe Bruno?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why aren't the Senate Republicans interested in how the federal investigation into State Senator Ruben Diaz is coming along?

A special prosecutor from a Manhattan law firm is being appointed by Andrew Cuomo as part of the Troopergate investigation.

Can you guess which reporter has the list of Senate employees who have been subpoenaed?

Monday, April 21, 2008

More than 10 employees of the Senate Republicans have been subpoenaed in the probe into Joe Bruno. The employees work for the Finance and Labor Committees.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Can you guess which two lobbying firms with organized labor customers were visited by the FBI as part of the probe into Joe Bruno?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Rumor has it some old sexual harassment complaints against Paterson appointee Henry Corbitt have surfaced.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Some Republican Senators are upset that Joe Bruno listened to NYSUT and fired Jeff Lovell, but wouldn't listen to them and fire John McArdle.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Jeff Lovell, finance secretary for the Senate Republicans, has been fired.

Rumor has it Assemblymember Sam Hoyt will not be seeking re-election. He will announce this after his petitions have been circulated, and his successor will be chosen by his designating committee.

Monday, April 7, 2008

All emails are confidential.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Paterson wanted the Senate and Assembly to stay all weekend but Shelly and Joe chose to let their guys go home instead.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rumor has it tonight's legislative session is cancelled because of behind-the-scenes bickering over congestion pricing.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Bill Howard has resigned due to his role in the Troopergate scandal. His last date at work is this Friday.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Why did District Attorney David Soares throw a $500 pizza party at taxpayers' expense to celebrate the Porco sentencing on April 18, 2007?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Why were John McArdle, Chris McKenna and John Graziano having lunch last month at Casey's across the river in Rensselaer?

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Word on the street is that Sam Hoyt, Assemblymember from Buffalo, got one of his interns pregnant.