Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
An ethics panel ruled that Brooklyn power broker Vito Lopez sexually harassed several female staffers. Now, many say it’s time for the assemblyman to leave office.
The powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly says he did not cover up a sex harassment case. After a week of silence, Sheldon Silver spoke out Tuesday. This as a state ethics watchdog appears to be starting up an investigation.
Assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic Leader Vito Lopez has been censured, stripped of his committee chairmanship and barred from employing young people.
The incident, which comes less than two weeks after a knife-wielding man was shot dead by police in Times Square, is prompting some local leaders to call for stricter gun law
The National Employment Law Project praises the proposal, saying that it would trigger a rise in the minimum wage for 1 million New Yorkers. The efforts come as the number of Americans in poverty are rising and wages are mostly stagnant.
Minimum wage workers haven’t seen a pay increase in three years. That could soon change, since State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reportedly plans to introduce a bill today, raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50.
State lawmakers have made a tax cut deal reality. Albany lawmakers passed a bill that cuts taxes for the middle class but makes millionaires pay a whole lot more.
The 32 Republicans meeting will decide, maybe as soon as Wednesday, whether to send a bill approving same-sex marriage to the floor for a full vote.
There was marriage drama in Albany on Monday. A high-powered meeting between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers, ended with same-sex marriage in New York still stuck at the altar.
Late Wednesday night, the state Senate failed to extend the New York City rent control law until Friday, leaving more than 1 million tenants temporarily no longer protected by the 1946 law.
New York’s archbishop and dozens of other bishops from across New York State will head to a state Catholic conference in Albany, but they won’t be joined by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bloomberg, a day after their public clash over a teacher evaluation system to determine layoffs, said Thursday they are now working together.
Companies such as Megabus and BoltBus offer rides between New York City and Boston for as low as one dollar, but critics complain they clog city streets in Midtown and Chinatown.
New York’s Legislature has started reshaping some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s key proposals.
Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo has shifted the venue for his first major policy speech from the state Assembly chamber to the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, roughly doubling the capacity with about 1,000 more seats.