05/24/15 11:00am
KARL GROSSMAN

KARL GROSSMAN

The arrest on federal corruption charges of Long Islander Dean Skelos, majority leader of the New York State Senate, and his resignation from that post last week, casts a spotlight on a major law firm.

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek is a mover-and-shaker of governments on Long Island and one of its partners is an East Ender in charge of lobbying activities for the firm. (more…)

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COURTESY PHOTOS | From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor, State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R-new Suffolk).

COURTESY PHOTOS | From left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor, State Senator Ken LaValle (R-Port Jefferson) and Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R-new Suffolk).

In the aftermath of the arrest of one of New York State’s most powerful lawmakers, some local legislators are calling for change while others are remaining silent. (more…)