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Allies Clash Over Campaign Finance Reform

Jun 19, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. — Karen Scharff, a veteran activist with long, flowing gray hair, spent Tuesday barricading the front door of Bronx state Sen. Jeff Klein’s legislative office with nearly two


A Culture Of Sexual Harassment In Albany?

May 28, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. — Allegations that former Assemblyman Vito Lopez routinely groped and propositioned young female staff members in his employ, detailed in a report released earlier this month, disturbed New


When A Paycheck Is Worth Nothing

May 05, 2013

NEW YORK — More often than not, Marta Schwartz’s paycheck is worth nothing. The $5 she makes per hour as a server doesn’t even pay the taxes she owes on her


Crowdsourcing New York Political Clubs

May 02, 2013

Below is a searchable database of 224 political clubs that failed to register their contributions with the state. As part of a collaboration with our sister organization, Citizens Union, we are