NY Gov. Andew Cuomo. Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority via Flickr

Gorging on ‘Ziti’: Ex-Aides to NY Gov. Face Corruption Charges

A criminal complaint said the principals in the scheme referred to bribes as “ziti.” The charges against Joseph Percoco and Todd R. Howe, former aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and a state official, Alain Kaloyeros, were the culmination of a federal probe into the Cuomo administration’s attempts to lure jobs and businesses to upstate New York by furnishing billions of dollars to developers.

Matthew T. Mangino

Pennsylvania’s Shakespearean Tragedy

Does the rise and fall of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane offer a national lesson about what happens when inexperienced outsiders rise to political power?