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Stories with person: Sheldon Silver
  • Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption' story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 6:04 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of some of the state's most powerful lawmakers on Monday took his anti-corruption fight to the heart of a state government he again criticized for a "rancid culture" of cronyism, venality and insider politics.

  • Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomes story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 11:04 am

    ALBANY, New York - Reform advocates, most voters and Gov. Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side.

  • Poll: NY voters want full-time legislators, no outside pay 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 10:46 am

    ALBANY, New York - Most New York voters say it's time for the state's 213 legislators to be considered full-time, with their current $79,500 base salary unchanged and outside earnings prohibited, according to new poll released Monday.

  • Ex-champ, lawmakers push for legal mixed martial arts in NY 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 2:15 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Former mixed martial arts champion Chris Weidman wants his title back and wants to fight in New York, where the sport is banned.

  • Convicted NY lawmakers tapped campaign funds for lawyer fees 
    Updated: Jan-23-16 3:57 pm

    ALBANY, New York - The two ex-leaders of New York's Legislature tapped their campaign funds for a combined $3.6 million last year in an unsuccessful attempt to beat federal corruption charges, a practice that some lawmakers are trying to ban.

  • NY Assembly votes against reforms aimed at corruption 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 5:22 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Members of the New York Assembly on Tuesday voted down more than a dozen proposed changes to legislative rules designed to reduce insider politics and corruption just six weeks after the chamber's former leader was convicted of federal crimes.

  • US prosecutor finds no crime in NY governor's panel shutdown 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 5:54 pm

    ALBANY, New York - An investigation has found insufficient evidence that Gov. Andrew Cuomo committed a federal crime through his handling of a commission he created to root out corruption in state government, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Monday.

  • NY assemblyman signs 'clean conscience' pledge 
    Updated: Jan-10-16 9:17 am

    ALBANY, New York - An assemblyman from White Plains has signed a new "clean conscience" pledge that reform advocates want all New York's lawmakers to put their names on.