Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hevesi Probe

The Times-Union is reporting that the appointed investigator has now been given subpoena power to further his investigation by calling the witnesses who formerly testified before the Ethics Commission.

From the brief quotes in the paper, it would appear the procedure is much like a federal impeachment proceeding, where the State Senate would sit as the jury. It's not surprising, then, to see that the author of the piece spoke to two Democratic senators from politically split districts. David Valesky recently won a second term by a comfortable margin after winning in a three-way race two years ago against longtime Senator Nancy Larraine Hoffman, a Dem turned Rep. Andrea Stewart Cousins hasn't taken her seat as a Senator yet after defeating longtime GOP Sen. Nick Spano, but she had a narrow margin of victory after losing by 18 votes two years ago. It's going to be a political zoo before there is any resolution.


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