Sheldon Silver

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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

People on discount bus from New York to Philadelphia (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Law Aims To Put The Brakes On Traffic Caused By Discount Bus Lines

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Friday. The goal is to address serious traffic problems created in Manhattan’s Chinatown and other places where the buses idled, waiting for passengers.

08/19/2012

Casino (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Speaker Silver Considering Coney Island, Willets Point As Casino Destinations

It is music to the ears of gamblers, and now city residents may be well on their way to hearing their own jingle with their own “gambling destination.”

08/13/2012

Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo credit: GettyImages)

Local Officials React To U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling On Obama Health Care Law

The decision, which was handed down Thursday in Washington D.C., means that most Americans will be required to have health insurance or pay a fine.

06/28/2012

The final beam of 4 World Trade Center is lifted by a crane on Monday, June 25, 2012 (credit: Peter Haskell.WCBS 880)

Workers Lift Final Steel Beam At 4 WTC Tower

Construction workers removed their helmets and looked on teary-eyed as the final steel beam of the tower was lifted into place Monday, accompanied by a rendition of “God Bless America” performed by gospel singer BeBe Winans.

06/25/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters - New Rochelle, NY - May 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

If Deal Goes Through, N.Y. Parents Will See Job Evaluation Of Teachers For First Time

New York parents will see for the first time the job evaluations of the teachers who instruct their children under a deal expected soon. Parents won’t get a detailed performance review, but rather broad categories such as “highly effective” and “ineffective.”

06/16/2012

Twenty-ounce bottles of regular and diet soda are seen for sale at a Manhattan deli on May 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

City Lawmaker Calls Big Drink Ban Proposal ‘Pointless’ And ‘Silly’

As Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to tout his plan to ban over-sized sugary drinks in New York City, some city lawmakers are speaking out against the proposal.

06/01/2012

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos  (credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images, FILE)

New York Officials Say Higher Minimum Wage Proposal Is Dead

The Assembly’s Democratic majority plans to pass its version of the bill Tuesday, but Senate Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos said the measure won’t reach the Senate floor.

05/14/2012

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MMA Drops Another Round In NY; No Vote Expected

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he doesn’t expect a floor vote in the waning weeks of this year’s legislative session on legalizing mixed martial arts

05/08/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Flickr.com)

Gov. Cuomo Won’t Fuel Speculation That He Might Run For President in ’16

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a week after being named among Time’s 100 most influential people, says he won’t fuel speculation that he might run for president in 2016.

04/25/2012

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