• Cuomo payroll practices in candidates' pasts

    2 days ago - By Times Union

    ALBANY - A controversial, but common practice of paying Executive Chamber staff from the budgets of agencies and authorities was employed when two Democratic state senate candidates briefly worked for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
    Hiring political appointees to work for the governor - but paying them through other entities - has allowed governors since Nelson Rockefeller to increase the size of their staffs without inflating their own office's budget. Last year this practice drew the attention of FBI agents and led to a subpoena from federal prosecutors for documents and personnel files, although...
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