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Sheldon Silver

9/11 Memorial Plaza (Hiroko Masuike/Getty Images)

Officials Want To Keep Tourists Near 9/11 Memorial Without Tour Buses

As the opening of the 9/11 Memorial approaches, city officials and community members are anticipating what effect the tourist crowd will have on Lower Manhattan.

04/16/2011

New York State Legislature

Threatening ‘Time To Kill’ E-mails Sent To Many N.Y. Lawmakers

New York State Police are investigating threatening e-mails sent to a number of politicians, including Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

04/01/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo, Legislature Agree To Tentative $133B Budget

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sealing a deal with the Legislature on a tentative $132.5 billion state budget that would be historic for its spending cuts as well as its timeliness.

03/27/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: No Deal Yet, Budget Talks To Continue

“Until you have total agreement, you have no agreement,” Cuomo said Friday. “That’s how this works. And we don’t have an agreement.”

03/25/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Legislature: On-time New York Budget Deal Within Days

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wouldn’t say how much of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed cut to school funding would be restored in the budget. He would only say “some.”

03/24/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

NY Leaders To Meet For State Budget Talks

Thursday’s meeting will include the Democratic governor, Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Assembly Republican leader Brian Kolb and Senate Democratic leader John Sampson.

03/17/2011

School Desks - File / Photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

State Says Most NY Schools Have Funds To Cover Cuts

A state report says as many as 74 percent of school districts outside NYC appear to have enough funds in reserve to pay for the historic aid cuts proposed by Gov. Cuomo.

02/09/2011

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb

Analysis: GOP Tests Stronger Voice In NY Assembly

While New York’s political world frets over vote recounts that will decide which party rules the state Senate, the long-overlooked Republican minority in the Assembly is quietly pondering its newfound strength, and celebrating just a bit.

11/20/2010

Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino

Siena Poll: Cuomo Opens Commanding Lead

With a new poll showing Democrat Andrew Cuomo opening a large lead over Republican Carl Paladino, both on Tuesday gave voters a taste of how they will deal with the Albany circus.

10/05/2010

Carl Paladino talks to reporters - New York, NY - Oct 5, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Carl Paladino Insists He’s Kind And Gentle

The Buffalo developer has sought to cast himself as the angry insurgent. But he twice told an audience of business leaders that they were hearing from a “kinder and gentler Carl.”

10/05/2010

Governor David Paterson

Gov. Paterson Calls Legislature Back To Cap Taxes

Paterson proposed to cap the annual growth of local school and government taxes, which were among the highest in the nation.

09/21/2010

New York Gov. David Paterson

Gov. Paterson Backs Property Tax Cap

Paterson supported a bill to cap yearly hikes at 4-percent or 120-percent of inflation, whichever is lower.

09/20/2010

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