Albany's Own 'Scandal Mania' Threatens Cuomo's Big Ideas

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo doggedly pressed forward this week on women's workplace equality, a casino expansion and campaign reform, but the drumbeat of corruption arrests and malfeasance in New York's lawmaking capital has grown so loud that it threatens to crimp his policy agenda, experts say.

The latest distraction came Wednesday when Staten Island prosecutor Dan Donovan and the state's ethics watchdog both ripped the state Assembly's top Democrat, Speaker Sheldon Silver, for his role in negotiating a private sexual harassment settlement on behalf of Brooklyn Democrat...
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