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  • Lawyer: Toss politician's bribe case over prosecutor's words

    U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara didn't mince words after bringing bribery charges against then-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, saying the powerful lawmaker practiced "the greedy art of secret self-reward." Now Silver's lawyers say the prosecutor's rhetoric went so far that the case should be thrown out.
  • De Blasio to head to Albany to push NYC's agenda

    Rent control. A higher minimum wage. The Dream Act. Greater investments in public education. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will head to Albany this week with a sprawling agenda and no shortage of political challenges. De Blasio's visit comes at an...

    NY speaker's priorities: minimum wage, higher ed, housing

    Expanding access to higher education, raising the minimum wage and protecting New York City's rent regulations are priorities for Democrats in the New York state Assembly, Speaker Carl Heastie said Thursday. Heastie was little known outside of Bronx...

    Cuomo: NY lawmakers make income disclosure a tough sell

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there are no legal reasons why New York cannot require state lawmakers to report the source of their outside income — only political obstacles. The Democratic governor told reporters in the Bronx Wednesday that he continues...

    Heastie elected New York speaker; Democrat is first African-American to lead state Assembly

    The new leader of the New York state Assembly promised to focus on ethics and integrity after colleagues elected him Tuesday as the first African-American speaker, replacing a lawmaker whose two-decade reign ended with federal corruption charges....