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Joe Bruno

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    The Heavyweight Albany Lobbyist They Call 'Feathers'

    James FeatherstonhaughMy cover story this week about Albany lobbyists featured "Feathers," otherwise known as James Featherstonhaugh, who is the final toll on the thruway to the state capitol. Everyone, apparently, pays. Over the course of a four-decade career as unofficial state gatekeeper, Feathe ... More >>

  • News

    November 10, 2010
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    September 3, 2010

    Joe Bruno, Other Pols Use Campaign Funds to Pay Legal Expenses

    Joe BrunoBy Adam Schwartzman Five prominent New York politicians have dipped into their campaign funds to pay for nearly $3 million in legal expenses associated with investigations of their possible misconduct, a Voice examination of campaign disclosure reports has revealed. While it's unclear if t ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 6, 2010

    Carl Kruger's Russian Secrets

    State senator's big stash attracts the FBI

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Being Joe Bruno Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

    ​Former state senate boss Joe Bruno's speech at his criminal sentencing yesterday was so full of self-applause that you almost expected him to just keep going and announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor. Bruno's 40-minute spiel in Albany federal court came just before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Spitzer Stays Mum on Bruno, But the Saga Continues

    ​Eliot Spitzer hasn't been publicly heard from on the topic of Joe Bruno's conviction but it's a safe bet that the ex-gov is wearing a satisfying "told-you-so" smile. Before his own randy escapades brought him down, the former prosecutor-turned-politician was engaged in hand-to-hand combat wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​Kennedy Airport. Twitpic via sawyerlex. War on Christmas season swung into full effect. In a holiday spirit, the Staten Island D.A. tried shame on shoplifters. A GOP Congressman moved to read a pro-Christmas resolution into the House record. Andrea Peyser denounced the godless Bloomingdales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Jurors: Guilty Joe Bruno is an 'Honorable Man'

    ​You get a good idea of what federal prosecutors were up against from the comments by a pair of jurors in the Joe Bruno federal fraud case in Albany where there's a bronze bust of the former top Republican at the airport and a stadium that bears his name. "It was very hard to convict him when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Joe Bruno Down for the Count: Guilty on Two Charges

    Joe Bruno - legendary former leader of the New York State Senate - is guilty of two counts - and not guilty of five others. The jury - after seven days of deliberations and hearing repeated testimony readbacks - announced its verdict just after 4PM. The jury said that it couldn't decide on an additi ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 1, 2009

    Joe Bruno and the Life Fantastic

    The divine rights of an Albany powerbroker

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Rats, drug dealers, hookers, a gambling "casino' in one of the apartments: 2320 Aqueduct Avenue in the Bronx sounds like a terrible building. It used to be bad when one of the Voice's perennial "10 Worst Landlords" owned it. Then he sold out to fancy new owners -- including a Tishman Speyer a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic via DPixel. It was a short week but a merry one, with or without a vodka infused turkey. Now that Thanksgiving has been properly ruined, thanks to the diabolical War on Thanksgiving, and Black Friday has passed without fatalities, we descend into Xmas, which has apparently been mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Bruno Case Goes to the Jury and It's Bully For Him

    A jury of seven women and five men will start deciding the guilt or innocence of ex-state senate leader Joe Bruno this morning. They're either going to find that he really was like that bully shaking down kids in the schoolyard with a guy named "Tiny" at his side - as the prosecutors told them yeste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Kristen Stewart, New Moon premiere. Twitpic via KriisStewart_. Our Man of the Week is Rudolph Giuliani. He started off with confused but belligerent comments about the KSM trial, making him look like a candidate for something. Then word leaked that he would not run for Governor, then that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Bruno's Heads Up to Senators: Steer Clear of the Mailman

    ​There was another of those rare moments of truth at yesterday's session of the Trials of Joe Bruno. From the witness stand, former top state senate legal counsel Kenneth Riddett, was asked about an April 21, 2001 memo he prepared for the senate's then Republican majority members. Assistant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Bruno Aide: I Did His Shopping and He Still Treated Me Rotten

    ​That fabulous image of former state senate leader Joe Bruno as the silver-maned, horse-riding, man's man, the ex-boxer who always looked like he could (and would) drop Shelly Silver with a half-punch - even at the age of 80 - took another beating yesterday in Albany. This time it wasn't just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Quick hits

    Some folks are really unhappy about Brooklyn/Staten Island Democrat Michael McMahon's no vote on the health care bill. Some folks aren't. -- The city has made 700k WPA photos of New York addresses and another 800k of the same addresses taken in the 80s available for sale. -- A year after a bus d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Joe Bruno Call Radio Show, Denounces Waste of Taxpayer Dollars on His Trial

    ​Former state senate majority leader Joe Bruno, on trial for corruption, called in to Post reporter Fred DIcker's radio show this morning to not-really-but-sort-of discuss his case, and Capitol Confidential was tuned in. You will be unsurprised to learn Bruno maintains his innocence and thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Barrett: My Favorite Nugget from Last Night's Debate

    ​My favorite nugget from last night's mayoral debate was Mike Bloomberg's smug smile as he pronounced Joe Bruno a better majority leader of the state senate than Pedro Espada. Democrat Bill Thompson had already picked the-sometime Democrat Espada as the better of the two. By 3:12 a.m., the Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Barrett: My Favorite Nugget from Last Night's Debate

    ​My favorite nugget from last night's mayoral debate was Mike Bloomberg's smug smile as he pronounced Joe Bruno a better majority leader of the state senate than Pedro Espada. Democrat Bill Thompson had already picked the-sometime Democrat Espada as the better of the two. By 3:12 a.m., the Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Tales of Albany: Why Joe Bruno Quit

    He didn't jump -- he was pushed. It's just a footnote to history now, but for those keeping score on Albany misdeeds it's worth noting that when former senate majority leader Joe Bruno announced last June that he would not seek reelection after 32 years in office, it wasn't just to have some retirem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    The Chief: Bruno investors won pension sweetener

    The recent federal indictment of ex-state senate master Joe Bruno was overshadowed by Governor Paterson's antics with his U.S. senate candidates, but now the city weekly, The Chief, has taken a look at the charges and makes some interesting connections. Chief editor Richard Steier reports that at t ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 28, 2009

    David Paterson and Kirsten Gillibrand: New Senator, New Scandal

    The Governor's pick is genuine machine-made royalty

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Joe Bruno Indicted

    Joe Bruno, former state senate majority leader and close personal friend of Kirsten Gillibrand's family, has been indicted on eight counts of corruption after a long FBI investigation. He is accused of soliciting business from unions and companies for vendors who later reimbursed him for his influen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Paterson Campaign Site Pushes Honesty, "Civility"; Other NY Pols Rely on Cash

    Eliot Spitzer famously failed to include him in his own gubernatorial campaign ads. Now David Paterson has launched an obviously carefully-crafted Paterson for New York website which, like the Governor himself, is understated but consistent ("Don't confuse conciliation with weakness" reads one of th ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 17, 2008

    Veteran Pol Tony Seminerio and Bribe-Taking in Albany

    Bribes and blatant nepotism in the senate. What else is new?

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008
  • Columns

    August 27, 2008
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    April 15, 2008

    Bloomberg and the Press Give Joe Bruno a Pass on Congestion Pricing

    By Shaunna Murphy, Shea O’Rourke, Marguerite A. Suozzi Tabloid headlines and even New York Times editorials echoed City Hall last week in targeting Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as the one-man wrecking crew who obstructed Mike Bloomberg’s congestion pricing program. The mayor’s post-defeat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Bloomy's Dubious 'Most Honest' Award

    Council Speaker Christine Quinn is the most honest person Mayor Bloomberg knows. The mayor said so himself earlier this month when Quinn found herself in hot water thanks to a federal-city probe into a hide-the-money scheme involving council slush funds. But Quinn shouldn't get too excited. Mike ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2008

    Living the Political Life Fantastic

    Surf, turf, and doughnuts: A state senator dines out on his campaign war chest

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    How the Spitzer Sex Scandal Could Help Joe Bruno

    The resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer could be the best thing that ever happened to Joe Bruno. Bruno, the Republican State Senate majority leader, is hanging on to his lead over the Democrats in that body by just one vote, having just recently seen his candidate defeated in an upstate special ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2007

    The Bruno Files: Exploring the Record of the State Senate Leader Calling for a Spitzer Probe

    The immaculate record of the state senate leader calling for investigations of Eliot Spitzer

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    Cuomo's Gal Friday

    Plenty keeps Albany's political odd couple, Andrew and Joe, together

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    The Truth Behind Troopergate

    A capital melodrama starring Eliot Spitzer, Joe Bruno and Andrew Cuomo

  • News

    July 24, 2007

    Mike's Well-Armed Pal

    Anti-gun Bloomberg buys ammo for pro-NRA Bruno

  • News

    July 10, 2007

    He Shot the Sheriff

    Spitzer guns down Albany's real clean-up man

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006
  • News

    July 26, 2005

    The Shel Game

    Silver and his Albany pals mint hundreds of millions in corporate handouts without anybody noticing

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2005

    Shelly Sacs the Stadium

    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told reporters Monday that he'd vote against the West Side stadium at an afternoon meeting of the state's Public Authorities Control Board, appearing to doom the centerpiece of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's development plans for the city. Senate Majority leader Joe Bruno ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2003

    Fixer Fonz

    The Ex-Senator Brags About Bonanzas, Hides Behind Pataki

  • News

    May 6, 2003

    Way to Go, Joe

    Bruno Dumps Pataki, Sticks With Union Allies

  • News

    April 29, 2003

    Pataki's Class Bias

    Guv Seeks Sacrifice From Average New Yorkers, Protects High-End Friends

  • News

    December 24, 2002
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    October 29, 2002

    East Side Attack

    Eristoff Goes Dirty in Senate Race

  • News

    June 4, 2002

    The Imaginary Ticket

    Will Pataki and Donohue Really Serve Out Their Terms?

  • News

    October 3, 2000

    Senator Straddle

    East Side Liberals Tire of Roy Goodman’s Albany Alibis

  • Specials

    September 12, 2000
  • News

    June 6, 2000

    Bias Ban in the Balance

    Will Lazio Burn State Hate Crimes Bill's 'Chance in Hell'?

  • News

    April 6, 1999

    The Reflective Rudy

    Memo to file: Rudy Giuliani, April 4, 1999

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