Klien IDC Smith Mess
Independent Democratic Conference tells state Sen. Malcolm Smith he's no longer welcome(NYDN) Sources said they are in discussions about taking formal action to boot Smith from their ranks. Smith was charged earlier this month in political corruption scandal
Klien's Pay to Play Nursing Home Pork
Senate leader Jeffrey Klein backs law helping state nursing homes while serving as board member for Bronx facility(NYDN) Bronx Democrat, who pocketed $71,000 in campaign donations from homes, says his position at Morningside Homes is unpaidKlein Attempts Pork Earmark
Is Schneiderman Going After IDC Kline A Hit On Cuomo?
AG eyes Albany’s crafty ‘grafters’(NYP)
Today Klein Uses the Media to Fight Back Against Corruption ChargesNew Effort to Reduce N.Y. Money in Politics(WSJ)State Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader Jeff Klein plans to propose drastically curbing campaign contribution limits to political candidates in New York, as well as setting up a public matching funds campaign finance system similar to New York City's Despite Cuomo’s crackdown on new pork-barrel spending, Klein tried to slip four payments totaling $17,500 to a Bronx nonprofit into the new state budget by disguising the payments as a reappropriation of old funds, the New York Daily News writes * Another loophole in law(TU)* Exclu from
Monday Goo Goos Wine At Pay to Play Klien
Critics stomp on stained wine pol(NYP) Good-government groups and a fellow Democrat yesterday criticized Bronx state Sen. Jeff Klein for pushing a bill benefiting a national wine distributor that contributed $33,000 to his campaign.* Sen. Jeff Klein lost a key elections law case in 2004 that could have bankrupted his campaign, but didn’t.