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ALBANY (WSKG) - The leader of the state Senate said an indicted Republican senator is staying on for now to help work on the upcoming state budget vote and other issues. 

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Another sitting state legislator, Sen. Rob Ortt, has been indicted on corruption charges, along with George Maziarz, who held the western New York Senate seat before him.  

ALBANY (WSKG) - Now that Preet Bharara is no longer the US Attorney for the southern district of New York, some in Albany wonder who will now be investigating potential corruption? 

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Reform advocates are taking exception to remarks made by Governor Cuomo, who said there is already enough oversight of potentially corrupt activities in Albany. 

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ALBANY (WSKG) - Lawmakers grilled Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic development chair Wednesday at a budget hearing, as some of the programs are embroiled in a corruption scandal that’s led to charges against several former associates of the governor.

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - New York voters will decide this fall whether to allow a judge to reduce the pension of public officials convicted of corruption. On Monday, the state legislature approved a constitutional amendment that would allow a judge to strip various state and local officials of their pension if they've been convicted of a felony related to their job. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo saved his ethics proposals for the last stop of his State of the State tour in Albany, where he released a 10-point plan to address rampant corruption that has reached his own administration. 

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An ethics reform proposal quietly circulated between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders for a possible special session that also could include a pay raise is getting blasted by the state’s attorney general as possibly unconstitutional. 

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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is bringing charges against a former portfolio manager in the state’s pension fund, saying he accepted bribes, including prostitutes and illegal drugs, from two hedge fund brokers. 

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When anti-fracking activist Scott Cannon’s invitation to serve on Governor Tom Wolf’s Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force was rescinded last July, emails soon surfacedshowing Gov. Wolf’s special assistant, Yesenia Bane, asking the state Department of Environmental Protection to uninvite him. The move created a stir among environmental activists.  

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