Capitol Watch: Business council forum, Percoco politics

In New York government news, candidates for statewide office are taking their message to the state's leading business advocacy organization.

Posted: Sep 23, 2018 7:18 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - In New York government news, candidates for statewide office are taking their message to the state's leading business advocacy organization.

The Business Council of New York State has invited Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger Marc Molinaro as well as contenders for attorney general and comptroller to address its annual conference upstate this week.

Cuomo's opponents are seizing on the recent sentencing of former top aide Joseph Percoco, saying it shows Cuomo isn't up to the task of tackling Albany corruption. Percoco was sentenced to six years in federal prison Thursday for a bribery scheme linked to Cuomo's economic development programs.

Meanwhile, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins has formally launched his gubernatorial campaign, saying he hopes to win over voters who backed Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic primary.

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