Some New Yorkers Say School Holiday Proposals Are Going Too FarSome New Yorkers on Saturday were questioning the idea of adding days off from school for holidays representing multiple religious faiths.
GOP Lawmaker Blasts Taxpayer-Funded Defense For Speaker SilverA taxpayer-funded defense for New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is not sitting well with one fellow lawmaker.
Ethics Commission Slaps Vito Lopez With $330,000 FineA 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.
Cuomo Urges Promoters To Make Case For Legalizing Mixed Martial ArtsNew 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 Presses Minimum Wage Hike In NY Budget PlanCuomo's inclusion of the bill in his 2013-14 budget proposal muted some opposition and makes a deal appear to be within reach.
Assemblyman Lopez Says He's Staying In Office Despite Harassment ClaimsNew 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 LopezHynes wants the special prosecutor to avoid any appearance of impropriety, since his re-election bids have been backed by a group Lopez heads.
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.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Would Welcome Ethics Probe Into Payout ApprovalAssembly 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.
Questions Abound After Reported Secret Payout Involving Speaker Silver, Assemblyman LopezThe 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.
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.