New York saw big drop.
Highest ranking state official to plead guilty in the pension investigation.
Nation given 14 days to meet with state officials.
Paladino gaining ground on Cuomo.
Accounts for a third of the money the state spends every year.
Findings are reported in the journal "Current Biology."
Points to late state budget.
The gubernatorial hopeful supports the project.
Poll conducted by Quinnipiac University.
Check out photos from the event.