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Legislation Could Mean More Speed Cameras For NYC, Long Island

Legislation introduced in Albany dramatically expands the number of speed cameras in New York City, and lets Nassau and Suffolk counties install them too.

03/31/2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Cuomo To CBS Station: Upstate Lawmaker Should Resign If Sex Harassment Claims Are True

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this weekend said an upstate assemblyman should resign if a series of graphic sexual harassment allegations against him turn out to be true.

12/22/2013

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Some New Yorkers Say School Holiday Proposals Are Going Too Far

Some New Yorkers on Saturday were questioning the idea of adding days off from school for holidays representing multiple religious faiths.

10/19/2013

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

Vito Lopez

Ethics Commission Slaps Vito Lopez With $330,000 Fine

A state legislative commission on Tuesday levied a fine of $330,000 against a once-powerful assemblyman accused of groping, intimidating and manipulating young female staffers in a 2012 scandal that is still shaking the Assembly.

06/11/2013

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Cuomo Urges Promoters To Make Case For Legalizing Mixed Martial Arts

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he is not opposed to mixed martial arts, and publicly invited promoters of the combat sport to make the case for legalizing it.

03/12/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Presses Minimum Wage Hike In NY Budget Plan

Cuomo’s inclusion of the bill in his 2013-14 budget proposal muted some opposition and makes a deal appear to be within reach.

01/23/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Lopez Says He’s Staying In Office Despite Harassment Claims

New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez (D-Brooklyn) said Monday that he will be staying in the Assembly, even though he lost his committee chairmanship and seniority after a finding that he violated sexual harassment policies.

01/14/2013

Vito Lopez

Brooklyn DA Wants Special Prosecutor To Investigate Sex Harassment Claims Against Assemblyman Vito Lopez

Hynes wants the special prosecutor to avoid any appearance of impropriety, since his re-election bids have been backed by a group Lopez heads.

08/31/2012

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Critics Blast Democrats For Remaining Silent Amidst Albany Cover-Up Scandal

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under fire for approving a secret payout of tax money to settle a sex harassment claim against his ally Assemblyman Vito Lopez and failing to follow protocol by referring the claim to the Ethics Committee.

08/30/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver during a news conference in Albany on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Would Welcome Ethics Probe Into Payout Approval

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said that he would welcome an ethics probe into his approval of a secret payout of tax money that was used to settle a sexual harassment case.

08/29/2012

Assembly Speaker and Sheldon Silver (L) and Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez (R) (credit: CBS 2)

Questions Abound After Reported Secret Payout Involving Speaker Silver, Assemblyman Lopez

The New York Times said in June, powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver quietly approved a secret payout to at least one Vito Lopez staffer, who accused him of sex harassment.

08/28/2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver during a news conference in Albany on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll)

NY Assembly Speaker Silver Sees Hope For ‘Millionaire Tax’

Speaker Sheldon Silver said he’s not willing to accept that Gov. Andrew Cuomo won’t change his mind.

11/01/2011

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Defends Plan To Shutter 20 Firehouses

Bloomberg says that since the 1940s, 20 firehouses have closed in Lower Manhattan. And despite concerns, he says, response times and fire deaths are at a new low.

05/20/2011