But the only change is that everyone in Albany wonders who might be wearing a wire.
The Albany pols are keeping the Glenwood money - even Sheriff Andy, the self-annointed reform-meister of Albany.
Cuomo also says closing the LLC loophole won't do much as long as there is no campaign finance reform at a national level, an indication he's not going to push very hard to close the loophole that has proven very lucrative for him.
The self-annointed reform-meister of Albany also says the legislature must stop standing in the way of ethics reform or there won't be much in the way of reform.
Which is ironic because Cuomo has a way of pushing stuff through the legislature that he really, really wants - you know, like teacher evaluations tied to test scores increased to 50% in APPR, despite opposition to the plan.
So the inkling I get here on ethics reform is, he's not all that down for it.
In addition, it seems the "Three Men In A Room" model of governance is going to continue, with the only change that Carl Heastie has replaced convicted felon Shelly Silver and John Flanagan has replaced convicted felon Dean Skelos.
Indeed, what has changed in Albany?
The cesspool remains as noxious as ever, with Sheriff Andy Cuomo up to his neck at the center of all the filth while claiming he's as clean as can be, it's that nasty old legislature that's dirty.
Cuomo (or the attack monkey who runs his twitter account) made some wishes for 2016 on social media yesterday.
I made a wish too:
.@NYGovCuomo I'm looking forward to seeing how that Buffalo Billion Project investigation turns out.— rbe (@perdidostschool) January 1, 2016
Here's hoping for an early Preetmas.