Sheldon Silver

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)

Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Concerned About Corruption

Voters diapproved, 54 percent to 35 percent, of the way Cuomo is handling ethics in government, the poll found.

03/19/2015

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.

03/05/2015

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Cuomo: Senior Staff Has Not Been Contacted By Feds Investigating Corruption

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he has not been subpoenaed or contacted by federal investigators probing Albany corruption, and nor has his senior staff.

02/25/2015

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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 Jan. 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 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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014 in Albany. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cuomo: I’m As Responsible For Silver As Obama Is For Weiner

In a profile in The New Yorker published online Monday, the governor says the corruption charges against Silver relate to the acts of an individual legislator.

02/09/2015

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

NY Senate Democrats Look To Cap Outside Income For Lawmakers

Under the proposal announced Monday, lawmakers could make about $12,000, or 15 percent of their base salary of $79,500, in outside income.

02/09/2015

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

Silver’s Tenure As New York State Assembly Speaker Comes To An End

The Manhattan Democrat resigned late Monday following his arrest on federal corruption charges.

02/02/2015

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)

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

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

NY Assembly Speaker Silver Takes Leave Of Absence From NYC Law Firm

New York City-based Weitz & Luxenberg announced the separation Wednesday. President Perry Weitz says the firm was “shocked” to learn about the accusations against Silver.

01/28/2015

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