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Scheniderman to Focus on Corruption, Wages, Banks

NY's re-elected Attorney General sets goals for second term.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, fresh from re-election by a wide margin, says he'll focus on government corruption, wage theft and drug trafficking, expanding initiatives from his first term.

NY Getting $800M in Bank Settlement

Money will support affordable rentals, more.
New York state will get $800 million as its share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday.

CT Voters Look to their Pocketbooks ahead of Gov. Race Rematch

"Failing economy" vs. "progress." in Constitution State.
Now that the Republicans have chosen their gubernatorial candidate, expect Connecticut's economy to be the likely theme in this year's rematch between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican businessman Tom Foley.

Casinos Already Paying Out for Cuomo, NY Legislature

Big Gaming is giving big donations in the run-up to November's Casino referendum.

 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has received $361,500 and the Legislature has raked in more than $1 million from gambling interests leading up to the Nov. 5 casino referendum which is being challenged in court, according to a new report.

NY's Campaign Finance Rules May Discourage Politicians From Getting to Know Their Constituents

All this week, WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign focuses on electoral engagement.

New York City and New York State have different rules for raising political campaign money as State Senator Jose M. Serrano found out.  Rules at the state level may discourage politicians from getting to know their constituents.