Tue February 10, 2015

Empire State Development commissioner calls comptroller's report 'flawed'

Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 7:15 am

Kenneth Adams, right, comissioner of the Empire State Development Corporation
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The head of New York state’s economic development agency says a recent report questioning its success is flawed.

In his testimony to a state Legislature budget hearing, outgoing Empire State Development Corporation Commissioner Kenneth Adams said the comptroller’s report on his agency is misleading.

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Fri January 30, 2015

Morelle out, Heastie gains in Speaker's race

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The race to replace the disgraced Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver seems all but over, with the Assembly’s Majority Leader Joe Morelle ending his bid for the job and throwing his support to Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie. A vote could be held as early as next week.

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Wed January 28, 2015

Silver Will Leave Post as Speaker on Monday

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:21 pm

Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle speaking with the media Tuesday evening

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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Tue January 27, 2015

Report: Assembly Democrats reject Silver, deliberate over next step

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:24 am

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Update: 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 --

Assembly Democrats are planning to huddle behind closed doors again in Albany today, trying to decide their next move.

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Fri January 23, 2015

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

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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.

Speaker Silver is scheduled to return to the Assembly  Monday, and, despite his grave legal troubles, he will have the solid support of  most of his 100 or more Democratic Assembly members . His top lieutenant, Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle made that clear as he stood with a couple of dozen veteran Democrats.

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