Speaker Sheldon Silver
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.
Cuomo’s inclusion of the bill in his 2013-14 budget proposal muted some opposition and makes a deal appear to be within reach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speaker Sheldon Silver said he’s not willing to accept that Gov. Andrew Cuomo won’t change his mind.
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.