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Politics & Elections
9:21 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Silver will leave post as speaker on Monday

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will end his long reign as the head of the Assembly on Monday, say the Democratic members of the Assembly who announced they’ll hold a new election for Speaker on February 10th.

After two long days of closed door meetings, as Assembly Democrats reacted to the mounting fall out from Speaker Silver’s arrest on corruption charges, the Democrats now say Silver will leave his post on Monday.

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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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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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Legislation & Policy
4:52 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

Cuomo wants pay raise commission, with strings attached

Governor Cuomo wants to appoint a commission to consider raising the pay of state lawmaker’s, who have not seen a raise in 15 years, but there’s some strings attached.

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Politics & Elections
2:35 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Cuomo to give joint Budget and State of State Address Wednesday

Governor Cuomo gives a joint State of the State speech and budget address on Wednesday. The speech was delayed due to the death of Cuomo’s father, former governor Mario Cuomo earlier this month.

Because of the late date, Governor Cuomo has decided to include his budget proposals in his State of the State presentation, to give lawmakers ample time to respond and craft a spending plan before the March 31 deadline.

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