The New York Times and other major media outlets are reporting that the top Democrat in the New York State Assembly in Albany surrendered to FBI agents this morning. Sheldon Silver was reported to have been arrested on federal corruption charges stemming from the lack of reporting outside income on his past financial statements...
According to the latest poll from the Siena Research Institute, more than 52 percent of New York voters feel that Speaker Sheldon Silver should step down.
This comes after speculation that Speaker Silver failed the people of New York and former Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s accusers by not addressing the issue appropriately by not being completely honest...
State Assembly Republicans continue to push for the removal of democratic Speaker of the House Sheldon Silver, whom they have accused of waging war on women.
Assembly members held a press conference Wednesday announcing their intentions.
New York will spend over $27 million to develop a statewide electronic handgun permit database as part of its new gun control law, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Tuesday.
Silver said the measure in the tentative state budget will create a central database of handgun permit records now kept at the county level. The new database will allow faster statewide cross-checking with records of crimes
New York GOP chairman Ed Cox is calling for the resignation of Democratic Assembly Majority Leader Sheldon Silver in the wake of Silver’s actions – or, as Cox sees it, lack of action -- during a sexual harassment scandal surrounding longtime assemblyman Vito Lopez.