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

NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.

06/25/2013

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

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

Vito Lopez Sexual Harassment Accusers File Suit Against Him, Assembly Speaker Silver

The women, who also filed a claim against the Assembly, say they were hired by Assemblyman Vito Lopez last year and were subjected to sexual harassment by him. Just weeks before, Silver had settled claims by two other women against Lopez in a secret deal using $103,000 in public funds.

06/06/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Vito Lopez Resigns A Month Earlier Than Planned

Assemblyman Vito Lopez of Brooklyn announced on Saturday that his resignation from the 53rd Assembly District seat is effective as of 9 a.m. Monday.

05/20/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Lopez Announces Plans To Resign On Monday Morning

The New York assemblyman accused of asking young female staffers to massage him, touch his cancerous tumors and join him in hotel rooms said Saturday he will resign rather than possibly be expelled from the Legislature amid sexual harassment allegations.

05/18/2013

Vito Lopez

Embattled Assemblyman Vito Lopez Says He’ll Resign, Seek City Council Seat

Scandal-plagued Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez is stepping down from his seat next month, but Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Lopez shouldn’t spend even another day in office.

05/17/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks out against Vito Lopez, May 16, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Quinn Blasts Vito Lopez, Says His Election To City Council Would Be An ‘Outrage’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The speaker of the New York City Council issued a sharp rebuke of a once-powerful state lawmaker who is seeking to become her colleague. As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, a […]

05/16/2013

Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (credit: http://assembly.state.ny.us/)

N.Y. State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Arrested On Bribery Charges

“Watch your backs.” That is the warning from federal prosecutors to crooked New York politicians, after another one was arrested.

04/04/2013

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (file / credit: Office of Sheldon Silver)

Eye On Politics: Sheldon Silver Pushes N.Y. DREAM Act

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that the state should its own DREAM Act to help undocumented immigrants go to college.

02/07/2013

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Mets Owners Proposed Casino In ‘Initial Concept’ For Willets Point

Baseball and blackjack? The owners of the Mets were all in on a 2011 proposal for a casino next to Citi Field, only to be rejected by the Bloomberg administration, according to the New York Post.

02/05/2013

New York State Assembly debate on gun control - Jan. 15, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Nation’s Toughest Gun Control Legislation Into Law

The Assembly voted in favor of the bill 104-43. The bill was passed by the Senate 43-18 late Monday. It was immediately was brought to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed it into law.

01/15/2013

The NYPD says these four are wanted for questioning in the shooting death of Raphael Ward. (credit: NYPD)

Police Release Video Of ‘Persons Of Interest’ In Killing Of 16-Year-Old On Lower East Side

Investigators believe Raphael Ward was shot after refusing to hand over his trendy winter coat, according to published reports.

01/07/2013

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver (file/Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NYS Assembly Leader Reserving Judgment On New State Senate Power-Sharing Deal

Under the senate deal, the position of temporary president of the senate will alternate between the Republicans and the five-member IDC every two weeks.

12/11/2012

Assemblyman James Conte (credit: http://assembly.state.ny.us/James Conte)

L.I. Assemblyman James Conte Dies Of Cancer

James Conte was the GOP floor leader, responsible for making sure the Republican views on bills and spending were heard. He often did it with humor and always with respect for Democratic colleagues.

10/16/2012

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Assemblywoman Grace Meng (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Assembly Speaker Silver Criticized For Hosting Fundraiser On 9/11

Silver hosted a meet and greet luncheon on 9/11, with some attendees donating money to Congressional candidate Assemblywoman Grace Meng.

09/12/2012

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