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New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Judge: Bharara Went Too Far In Slamming Silver, But Indictment Won’t Be Dropped

U.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.

04/10/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Ex-Speaker Silver Goes Before Judge, Asks To Have Criminal Charges Tossed

Former 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.

04/02/2015

New York state Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (Credit: CBS2)

Heastie Cites Minimum Wage, NYC Rent Rules Among Top Priorities As Assembly Speaker

Carl 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.

02/19/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on Jan. 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Ethics Commission Demands Information About Ex-Speaker Silver’s Outside Income

A state ethics commission has sent a notice of delinquency to former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, seeking information about his outside income.

02/18/2015

Embattled State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in Albany on Tuesday, Jan. 27. (Credit: CBS2)

Sources To CBS2: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver To Resign Post At End Of Monday

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has submitted the resignation letter for his speakership, sources told CBS2 Friday evening.

01/30/2015

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

GOP Lawmaker Blasts Taxpayer-Funded Defense For Speaker Silver

A taxpayer-funded defense for New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is not sitting well with one fellow lawmaker.

06/22/2013

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

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.

07/08/2011