NY Assembly Speaker Silver Takes Leave Of Absence From NYC Law FirmNew York City-based Weitz & Luxenberg announced the separation Wednesday. President Perry Weitz says the firm was "shocked'' to learn about the accusations against Silver.
Chairman John Antoniello Backs Daniel Donovan To Replace Michael GrimmThe Staten Island Republican Party has chosen District Attorney Daniel Donovan as the party's candidate for Michael Grimm's empty congressional seat.
Pastor: Subway Noise Is Disrupting, Damaging Bay Ridge ChurchThe pastor of a church in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn – and other residents – claimed work by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been causing vibrations in the building.
Lawmaker: MTA Should Be Buying Local For Verrazano Bridge SteelMore than $2 million of high-tech steel has been pressed into service to replace the upper deck of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and it is coming from China.
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.
Gov. Cuomo, Legislature Agree On Middle Class Tax Cuts For New YorkersYou might call this major legislative magic. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders have come up with a tax deal that somehow reduces taxes for everyone, but still raises nearly $2 billion in new revenue.

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