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Mar
25
2017

CUOMO RESPONSE TO WHITE SUPREMACIST FLIERS IN LEWISTON

CUOMO RESPONSE TO WHITE SUPREMACIST FLIERS IN LEWISTON
GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS INVESTIGATION INTO WHITE SUPREMACIST FLIERS FOUND IN LEWISTON   "As a New Yorker, I was disgusted and offended by the fliers promoting a white nationalist group in Lewiston. These messages contradict all that we stand for as New Yorkers. "I am directing the State Police to work with local law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation to ...
Mar
24
2017

Governor Cuomo Comments on Chris Collins

Governor Cuomo Comments on Chris Collins
https://www.facebook.com/GovernorAndrewCuomo/videos/1465125130185362/...
Mar
23
2017

'No-show jobs, secret payments' key in Ortt, Maziarz cases

'No-show jobs, secret payments' key in Ortt, Maziarz cases
For the more than quarter-century that George D. Maziarz reigned supreme over Niagara County Republican politics, paying for elections never posed a problem for his brimming campaign treasury. Indeed, during the two years now scrutinized by state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, the former state senator from Newfane regularly checked in with around three-quarters of a million dollars....
Mar
23
2017

Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Felony Indictment Of State Senator Robert Ortt And Former State Senator George Maziarz

Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Felony Indictment Of State Senator Robert Ortt And Former State Senator George Maziarz
Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Felony Indictment Of State Senator Robert Ortt And Former State Senator George Maziarz  Senator Ortt Indicted On Three Felony Counts Related To Alleged Pass-Through Scheme Devised To Supplement Taxpayer-Funded Salary With Payments To Spouse For No-Show Job   Former State Senator Maziarz Indi...
Mar
23
2017

THE NEW BONNIE & CLYDE: AG: Sen. Rob Ortt's wife had no-show job

THE NEW BONNIE & CLYDE: AG: Sen. Rob Ortt's wife had no-show job
LBANY - State Sen. Rob Ortt was arraigned Thursday on three felony charges of filing a false instrument, with former Sen. George Maziarz -- Ortt's predecessor -- due in court later in the afternoon. Ortt, a North Tonawanda Republican whose district stretches into Monroe County, pleaded not guilty after the three-count indictment was unsealed in Albany County Court shortly after he surrender...
Mar
23
2017

WE SUPPORT LABOR: Stand in Solidarity with Labor on Friday 3/24

WE SUPPORT LABOR: Stand in Solidarity with Labor on Friday 3/24
Join our brothers in blue tomorrow morning, March 24th, at 7:30 at 1801 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY.   We will form a picket line at Washington Mills, a union plant, to reject their contract with a non-union contractor.    If you can attend for any portion of the picket line we would love to see you there!!    ...
Mar
22
2017

TROUBLE IN PARADISE: Former Republican Chairman Henry J. Wojtaszek Pleads GUILTY

TROUBLE IN PARADISE: Former Republican Chairman Henry J. Wojtaszek Pleads GUILTY
State Sen. Robert G. Ortt was scheduled to voluntarily testify before an Albany County grand jury Wednesday in connection with the ongoing probe of former Sen. George D. Maziarz and his campaign finances that has also produced its first guilty plea. Former Niagara County Republican Chairman Henry F. Wojtaszek pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a misdemeanor as part of a deal, according to ...
Mar
22
2017

THE NEXT SHOE TO DROP: Senator Ortt to Testify Before Grand Jury

THE NEXT SHOE TO DROP: Senator Ortt to Testify Before Grand Jury
State Sen. Robert G. Ortt is scheduled to voluntarily testify before an Albany County grand jury Wednesday in connection with the ongoing probe of former Sen. George D. Maziarz and his campaign finances. Ortt, who last week retained a well-known Albany criminal lawyer to represent him, “proactively” contacted prosecutors in the office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and...
Mar
19
2017

Independent Review Board Gives Republican-lead Legislature an F

Independent Review Board Gives Republican-lead Legislature an F
http://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/local_news/open-government-group-gives-failing-grades-to-most-niagara-county/article_2103498e-2115-53d1-9a34-46498a3929a5.html...
Mar
18
2017

THE SAGA CONTINUES: Lawyers profit from Maziarz probe

THE SAGA CONTINUES: Lawyers profit from Maziarz probe
George Maziarz is no longer sponsoring legislation since his departure from the State Senate back in 2014. But if he were running today, he could probably tout a new jobs creation bill. He might even dub it the Full Employment for Lawyers Act of 2017. A tabulation of all the noted counselors involved with the former senator, including state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s pro...
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