Tag Archives: Sheldon Silver

Primary Elections Held for Albany Lawmakers in All Five Boroughs Tuesday Video

“I know the IDC wants to maintain a separate caucus. They want to have a say, they want to be kingmakers. And [Marisol Alcantara] allow them to do that.” Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 12-Year Prison Sentence – NYTimes.com

In sentencing Sheldon Silver, Judge Valerie Caproni seemed to reflect my concern about laws and budgets passed by the Assembly during Silver’s tenure as Assembly Speaker. See the excerpt from today’s NY Times below: [Federal Judge Valerie Caproni] rejected a … Continue reading

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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 12-Year Prison Sentence – NYTimes.com

In sentencing Sheldon Silver, Judge Valerie Caproni seemed to reflect my concern about laws and budgets passed by the Assembly during Silver’s tenure as Assembly Speaker. See the excerpt from today’s NY Times below: [Federal Judge Valerie Caproni] rejected a … Continue reading

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Gelinas: Want Less Corruption, Free Markets

The NY Post’s Nicole Gelinas sees free markets as the answer to political corruption in NY: “[M]any of the city’s real-estate interests don’t prefer honest politics. They’re happy to have someone who will do favors. You see the same thing … Continue reading

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Albany Corruption Trial Opens November 2

Ex-New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s trial set to begin Nov. 2. https://t.co/kD49ZIoUyi https://t.co/VM7XTXzwlx

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Bound By Laws Forged In Corruption

[A version of the column appeared in CityandStateNY.com] In the Olympics and pro cycling, athletes suspected of cheating, i.e., using performance enhancing drugs, are investigated and, if found guilty, are stripped of their medals and championship titles. In New York, … Continue reading

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City and State NY: Bound By Laws Forged in Corruption

I recently penned an opinion piece questioning whether or not New Yorkers should be bound by laws forged in corruption. Some in government and law think my proposal is heretical. What say you? Bound By Laws Forged in Corruption by … Continue reading

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Capitol Corruption Panel’s Demise Angers Watchdogs – NYTimes.com

Cuomo Declares Victory In War on Albany Corruption – – Cynical? Yes! The most trenchant and telling comment in today’s NY Times story about Governor Cuomo’s decision to kill his Moreland Commission came from: Lawrence Norden, the deputy director of … Continue reading

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Fighting for Liberal Agenda, Assembly Speaker Finds New Ally in Mayor | A NY Times article where I’m quoted.

Fighting for Liberal Agenda, Assembly Speaker Finds New Ally in Mayor BY THOMAS KAPLAN The relationship between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sheldon Silver, the Assembly speaker, could help advance their common goals that have become stalled in Albany in … Continue reading

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Assemblyman Gabryszak resigns amid sexual-harassment allegations (Updated) | Politics on the Hudson

Shelly Silver finally wins one. Continue reading

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