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Stories with person: Sheldon Silver
  • new storyFormer NY Sen. Smith faces 10 years in mayoral race scheme 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 2:26 am

    WHITE PLAINS, New York - Federal prosecutors are asking that former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison after he was found guilty earlier this year in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election.

  • NY legislators score tax breaks, rent controls in overtime 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 10:08 am

    ALBANY, New York - As the 2015 legislative session ended in overtime last week, many New York lawmakers claimed at least partial victory for their constituents with rent controls and property tax breaks.

  • Arrests, leadership changes mean hard year for lawmakers story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 2:13 pm

    ALBANY, New York - For decades, it was the way Albany did business: The governor and the two legislative bosses gathered behind closed doors to hammer out deals affecting millions of New Yorkers.

  • NY lawmakers OK 5-day rent extension so talks can continue story has photos
    Updated: Jun-18-15 11:40 pm

    ALBANY, New York - In a bid to buy time, New York lawmakers approved a five-day renewal of New York City's now-expired rent regulations Thursday night so Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers can continue negotiating a longer-term extension.

  • US to judge: Uphold charges against ex-NY assembly speaker 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 7:46 pm

    NEW YORK - Prosecutors urged a judge Friday to reject former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to throw out an indictment accusing him of using the powerful legislative post to collect $4 million in kickbacks.

  • Vermont secretary of state calls for ethics commission 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 5:55 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos called Wednesday for the establishment of a state ethics commission to review complaints about conflicts of interest, the ethics of public officials and financial disclosures.

  • Ex-NY Senate leader, son plead not guilty in corruption case 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 1:26 pm

    NEW YORK - The former leader of the New York Senate and his son pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges on Monday after prosecutors told a judge that investigators secretly intercepted thousands of their telephone calls.