3:06pm

Fri January 23, 2015
Energy

Cuomo's budget takes on New York's power grid

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4:55pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Politics

Federal prosecutor details charges against Assembly Speaker Silver; Assembly Democrats close ranks

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 8:11 am

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday morning and $3.8 million in eight different bank accounts held by Silver have been frozen, as federal prosecutors accuse the speaker of running two fraudulent and corrupt schemes.

Silver was released on $200,000 bail Thursday afternoon.

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11:40am

Thu January 22, 2015
Politics

Update on charges laid against Sheldon Silver

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The federal complaint against Speaker Silver accuses the Assembly leader of mail fraud and the federal crime of theft of honest services, saying he engaged in a scheme since the year 2000 to use the power and influence of his official position to obtain for himself over 6 million dollars, including $700,000 in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income earned by Silver as a private lawyer.

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5:05pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Politics

Cuomo proposes education reform, economic development aid in State of State

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 4:57 pm

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a sweeping agenda for 2015, in today’s joint State of the State and budget address. The two yearly presentations were combined following the death of Cuomo’s father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo on Jan. 1.

Many of the proposals the governor emphasized in his speech, have been rolled out in recent weeks, like the $1.7 billion tax relief proposal, and the $500 million project to expand broadband across the state.

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4:57pm

Wed January 21, 2015

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