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Judge: Bharara Went Too Far In Slamming Silver, But Indictment Won't Be DroppedU.S. Attorney Preet Bharara went too far in criticizing former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver upon his arrest, but not so far that the indictment against him must be tossed out, a judge said Friday.
Ex-Speaker Silver Goes Before Judge, Asks To Have Criminal Charges TossedFormer New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver asked a judge on Thursday to toss out criminal charges against him, saying a federal prosecutor stretched the law too far to try to make a case.
Heastie Cites Minimum Wage, NYC Rent Rules Among Top Priorities As Assembly SpeakerCarl Heastie (D-Bronx), the new speaker of the New York State Assembly, said Thursday that raising the minimum wage and expanding higher education access are among his priorities as he settles into his position.
Ethics Commission Demands Information About Ex-Speaker Silver's Outside IncomeA state ethics commission has sent a notice of delinquency to former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, seeking information about his outside income.
Sources To CBS2: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver To Resign Post At End Of MondayNew York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has submitted the resignation letter for his speakership, sources told CBS2 Friday evening.
GOP Lawmaker Blasts Taxpayer-Funded Defense For Speaker SilverA taxpayer-funded defense for New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is not sitting well with one fellow lawmaker.
Lawmaker Says No Chance For Right-To-Work Bill In N.J.New Jersey's bill would stop automatic payroll deductions of union dues from public employees' paychecks. Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver says the legislation is "dead on arrival" in the lower house.