Speaker Silver arrested in Manhattan

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is under arrest and $3.8 million dollars in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been seized, as federal prosecutors accuse the Speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.

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Politics & Elections
12:10 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

After arrest, Speaker Silver to return to the Capitol Monday to try to maintain business as usual

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver returns to the Capitol Monday to preside over the scheduled legislative session, for the first time since being arrested and charged with running illegal kickback and bribery schemes that earned him $6 million dollars. Karen DeWitt reports on what the Speaker is likely to find when he arrives.

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Legislation & Policy
6:45 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Cuomo proposes criminal justice reforms

Governor Cuomo laid out a series of proposals for reforming the state’s criminal justice system, after heightened tensions over the death of an unarmed Staten Island resident after an encounter with police, as well as the recent murder of two police officers.

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Politics & Elections
5:56 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Barron calls Cuomo's presentation "fluff"

Longtime Andrew Cuomo antagonizer Charles Barron was not a fan of the governor's State of the State/Budget Address. 

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Education & History
5:25 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Cuomo challenges teachers, lawmakers, in budget proposal

Governor Cuomo delivered his joint State of the State and budget message, proposing a $141.6 billion spending plan that in part sets up a show down with teachers and education advocates.

The governor wants 100 more charter schools and an overhaul of teacher evaluations, which he says are “baloney,” because virtually all teachers are rated as adequate.

“98% of the teachers rated effective,” Cuomo said. “Who are we kidding, my friends?”

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Politics & Elections
6:33 am
Wed January 21, 2015

WATCH our coverage of Governor Cuomo's State of the State/Budget Address

Watch our coverage of Governor Cuomo's State of the State and Budget Address with Matt Ryan and Casey Seiler above.

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