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Report: Members of anti-corruption panel avoided law

A new report claims that several of Governor Cuomo’s appointments to his commission for investigating political misdoings in Albany didn’t follow the law themselves when it came to campaign finance disclosure.

The weekend inquiry by the New York Daily News says five of Cuomo’s selections to the 25-member Moreland Commission failed to properly file campaign disclosure forms as required by law.

One commission member, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson, didn’t file three required disclosure statements when he ran for re-election in 2007.

Cuomo announced the commission’s formation just last week as the answer to his highly-anticipated response for ending corruption within New York state politics.

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Lifton: Silver should be “innocent until proven guilty”

State Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton [D-Ithaca] speaking at a Cortlandville Town Hall in 2013.

The Ithaca Assemblywoman says Silver's decision to step down is in the best interest of the body

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State adopts new regulations for liquefied natural gas

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The new regulations would allow storage of LNG in New York for the first time in over 40 years.

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UPDATE: Three injured following 2-car crash on Route 79

State police crews respond to a 2-car crash at 1500 Mecklenburg Road/Route 79 Wednesday morning.

The accident reportedly happened at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday

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Ithaca College profs make push to unionize

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They say it’s so they can be more organized and involved in forming college policy.

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Silver to lose leadership post Monday

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Silver's resignation as Speaker will come Monday, according to announcement Tuesday night