New York State Assembly

NYC Health Department Fights Assembly's Dog Dining BillThe Health Department asserts that dogs at restaurants can create a risk to the health and safety of customers, restaurant workers and other dogs.
Long Island AARP Members Head To Albany To Push For Care ActThe Care Act would ensure that families receive instructions from hospital staff on how to properly care for loved ones discharged to home.
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.
Brooklyn Borough President: Include Female Voice In State Budget NegotiationsHe said not having a female voice in on the issues is an insult to the women of the state.
Bharara Defends Remarks, Handling Of Sheldon Silver Criminal CaseFrom 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.
State Lawmakers Discuss Grand Jury Reforms Following Garner Case ControversyNew York state lawmakers on Thursday began debating grand jury reforms meant to restore public trust when police are investigated.
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.
Former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Indicted On 3 ChargesThe charges are honest services mail fraud, honest services wire fraud and extortion under the color of his official duties.
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.
NY To Pay $545K To Settle Sex Harassment Lawsuit Against Vito LopezLopez agreed to pay an additional $35,000 as part of the settlement, which was announced Thursday by the attorney representing the two women.
New NY Speaker Vows Reform, But Past Reflects Status QuoCarl 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.
NY Assembly Picks Heastie As Speaker To Succeed SilverCarl Heastie was elected speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday, making him the first African-American to hold the powerful position.