The bizarre late-night fight involving state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, proves that the state legislature retains its amazing capacity to surprise, delight, amuse and nauseate.
Kruger's bribery conviction is part of the answer to an Albany mystery -- why Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so indifferent to the question of whether his Democratic Party can win back the state Senate in the next election.
If you look at the recent political corruption cases in New York City, you'll see certain patterns. One is consulting. Another is health care. If you want to know why the state is drowning in Medicaid bills, this is a good hint.