Embattled New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver has agreed to step down by Monday of next week, in the wake of federal corruption charges.
The speaker of the New York state Assembly plans to temporarily cede power to a small group of top lawmakers as he fights federal corruption charges.
One day after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on corruption charges, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says now is the time for New Yorkers to demand more from politicians.
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is vowing to clear his name after his arrest Thursday on conspiracy and bribery 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.
New York’s system of ethics is fundamentally flawed, weak in its language and lacking independent, well-funded oversight, a government watchdog says.
The New York Times, citing unidentified sources, reported that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and the FBI are trying to determine what the Manhattan Democrat did for Goldberg & Iryami, which specializes in seeking real estate tax deductions.
One thing the families of 9/11 victims may notice as they gather at the memorial this year is fewer construction fences, marking another year of progress.
Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit.
Panel to vote on whether loan that normally goes to sewer projects should help pay for new Tappan Zee Bridge.
Just one day before the Legislative session ends, New York lawmakers struck a deal with Cuomo on a series of bills that take aim at the growing heroin crisis.
With the Rangers set to take on the Kings in the Stanley Cup Final, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and California Governor Jerry Brown have made a friendly interstate wager.
Sources tell CBS 2 that part of the budget includes a tentative deal between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools in New York City.
New York’s Assembly has passed a series of bills intended to provide affordable child care, increase funding for child care subsidies and establish paid leave for medical emergencies, the birth or adoption of a child or to take care of a sick relative.
New York’s Assembly passed a bill that would open state tuition assistance programs to undocumented immigrant students, a measure that now moves to an uncertain future in the Senate.