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Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bharara Defends Remarks, Handling Of Sheldon Silver Criminal Case

From his use of Twitter to a so-called “perp walk” that consisted of a car ride, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Thursday defended his handling of the arrest of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

State Lawmakers Discuss Grand Jury Reforms Following Garner Case Controversy

New York state lawmakers on Thursday began debating grand jury reforms meant to restore public trust when police are investigated.

02/26/2015

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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 January 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted On 3 Charges

The charges are honest services mail fraud, honest services wire fraud and extortion under the color of his official duties.

02/19/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment in New York City on January 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

Former Assemblyman Vito Lopez (Photo: CBS2)

NY To Pay $545K To Settle Sex Harassment Lawsuit Against Vito Lopez

Lopez agreed to pay an additional $35,000 as part of the settlement, which was announced Thursday by the attorney representing the two women.

02/05/2015

New York State Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx. (File Photo; Credit: CBS2)

New NY Speaker Vows Reform, But Past Reflects Status Quo

Carl Heastie’s own record and background reflect the system he now vows to change. He received more than $23,000 in travel and accommodation reimbursements for legislative business.

02/04/2015

New York State Assemblyman Carl Heastie of the Bronx. (File Photo; Credit: CBS2)

NY Assembly Picks Heastie As Speaker To Succeed Silver

Carl Heastie was elected speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday, making him the first African-American to hold the powerful position.

02/03/2015

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

Carl Heastie Emerges As Favorite To Succeed Sheldon Silver As NY Assembly Speaker

Now there is only one other opponent, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan of Queens, who would be the first female speaker in state history.

02/01/2015

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

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

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested On Corruption Charges

FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed the 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at FBI headquarters in New York City.

01/22/2015

The Empire State Building towers over the Manhattan skyline on Feb. 13, 2012 in New York City. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

If Lawmakers Don’t Act, Rents Could Rise In NYC

The laws governing the rent paid by more than 2 million New York City residents are due to expire June 15, and state lawmakers are preparing for what could be a bruising debate over whether to renew, strengthen or weaken them.

01/04/2015

New York Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (credit: New York State Assembly)

Glitch Leads To Erroneous Report Of Westchester Assembly Winner

There was a discrepancy between unofficial results that were called in and the actual numbers being uploaded from voting machine memory cards.

11/10/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

NY Voters To Decide On Digital Legislation

The change is expected to save millions of dollars in printing and many trees.

10/28/2014

FILE -- Members of New York's Sikh community gather. (credit: Getty Images)

Assembly Bill Would Allow Sikhs To Serve In Police, Other Government Jobs

The proposal comes after a Sikh man was allegedly run over last month by a truck driver yelling hateful comments.

08/21/2014

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