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New rules considered after Assembly Speaker's arrest
ALBANY

New rules considered after Assembly Speaker's arrest

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Sheldon Silver's 21-year reign as the speaker of the New York state Assembly is ending — a tectonic shift in state government that many reform-minded lawmakers say provides an opportunity to rewrite Albany's political playbook.
 
Silver agrees to step aside
CAPITOL

Silver agrees to step aside

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, agreed to give up the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges.
 
More lawmakers call for Sheldon Silver's resignation

More lawmakers call for Sheldon Silver's resignation

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
The number of state lawmakers calling for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign is growing.
 

Lawmakers to weigh NY speaker's fate following charges

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Democrats in New York's state Assembly are debating whether to call for the ouster of their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.

 
Calls for ouster of NY Assembly speaker increase
ALBANY

Calls for ouster of NY Assembly speaker increase

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Control of New York’s state Assembly hung in the balance Monday night as longtime Speaker Sheldon Silver fought to keep his grip on power amid mounting calls for his resignation in the wake of federal corruption charges.
 
Woerner calls for Sheldon Silver's resignation
ALBANY

Woerner calls for Sheldon Silver's resignation

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Capital Region Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, a Democrat who took office this year, is calling for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to resign.
 
Proposed tip-wage increase a mixed blessing
CAPITAL REGION

Proposed tip-wage increase a mixed blessing

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
The New York State Wage Board is weighing whether to recommend increasing the minimum salary for tipped restaurant workers from $5 per hour (it’s $5.65 for other tipped workers, such as in hotels) possibly to $7 per hour.
 
Top NY politician's arrest prompts calls for ethics overhaul
ALBANY

Top NY politician's arrest prompts calls for ethics overhaul

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Government reform advocates say Silver's arrest shows why Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other leaders must do more to tighten loose ethics rules and rein in the influence of money in politics.
 
Prosecutor slams '3-men-in-room' NY politics
NEW YORK

Prosecutor slams '3-men-in-room' NY politics

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
A federal prosecutor who charged New York's Assembly speaker with multiple felonies called Friday for an end to the state's "three-men-in-a-room" method of governing, saying people should get angry because sometimes it seems as if Albany is a "cauldron of corruption."
 
FULTON COUNTY

Fulton County development groups again defy state agency

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth has once again landed on the state Authorities Budget Office’s list of public authorities that have failed to file mandatory financial reports, but perhaps for the last time.
 
BALLSTON SPA

Saratoga County board chairman calls on state to restore VLT cash

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
The chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors is calling on the state to restore more than a half-million dollars in video lottery terminal impact aid cut from the proposed budget Gov. Andrew Cuomo released Wednesday.
 
CAPITOL

Area GOP state senators given committee assignments

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
State Senate Republicans rolled out committee assignments on Thursday, naming freshman Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, as chairman of the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee.
 
Lawmakers' reaction to Silver's arrest split along party lines
ALBANY

Lawmakers' reaction to Silver's arrest split along party lines

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Assembly members representing the Capital Region were sticking with party lines after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested on federal corruption charges Thursday morning.
 
ALBANY

Cuomo proposes restrictions on electronic cigarettes

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed banning electronic cigarettes from all the public indoor places where smoking tobacco is prohibited.
 
Feds: Silver ‘cashed in’ on clout
NEW YORK

Feds: Silver ‘cashed in’ on clout

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position as one of the most powerful men in Albany to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income.
 
 

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