Tag Archives: Sheldon Silver

More sex claims against lawmaker – Times Union

Either, [Assemblywomen] are out of touch or reluctant to look in-house at their male leadership. Continue reading

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Assemblyman Kellner to Appeal Ruling That He Sexually Harassed Staffers – NY1

NY1 News reports that embattled “Assemblyman Micah Kellner of Manhattan is appealing an ethics panel’s ruling that he sexually harassed his staff members. He’s now requesting a public hearing on the matter with sworn testimony from witnesses. Kellner says that … Continue reading

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Rapfogel Told Me To Donate To Pols | NY Daily News

Joseph Ross admitted that William Rapfogel, the former head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, told him to make contributions to various politicians and political organizations using money from their $7 million kickback scheme, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/1bzs9nLContinue reading

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The Drumbeat | Capital Tonight Morning Memo

[Silver] can withstand public criticism to a point, but the real test — as it has always been — is whether the growing headaches begin to infect rank-and-file members. Continue reading

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Post-Star Editorial: It’s time to do something about sexual harassment (in State Assembly)

My remarks to the AP are cited: Pardon our sarcasm, but the only person who doesn’t seem to be aware of the ongoing sexual harassment problem in the Legislature is Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The latest revelation of sordid and … Continue reading

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Scandal or Much Ado.About Nothing

Back in late May, it looked as though my former Assembly colleague Crystal Peoples-Stokes needed Olivia Pope to get out a media jam. Watch news anchors rip her responses re Shelly Silver. Buffalo TV station WGRZ — http://t.co/apzHSe73yL Do you … Continue reading

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Scandal or Much Ado About Nothing

Back in late May, it looked as though my former Assembly colleague Crystal Peoples-Stokes needed Olivia Pope to get out a media jam. Watch news anchors rip her responses re Shelly Silver. Buffalo TV station WGRZ — http://t.co/apzHSe73yL Do you … Continue reading

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Albany’s Female Legislators Must Be The Change | City and State NY

Last week, June 17, City and State NY published my column reflecting on what needs to be done to address the State Legislature’s workplace environment in the aftermath of the Vito Lopez sexual predation and sexual harassment revelations. Many commentators, … Continue reading

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Benjamin Speaks Out on NY Gov. Cuomo’s Changing Style — Video

Former Assemb. Benjamin on Cuomo’s Changing Style As Governor Cuomo prepares to help President Obama on the campaign trail, former Assemblyman Michael Benjamin is questioning whether Cuomo deserves a second term of his own. He argues that over the past … Continue reading

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The Day: Vito Lopez Harassment Case Casts Shadow Over New Yorks Delegates – NYTimes.com

.Another greatly insightful and sly observation from clyde Haberman at the NY Times For voters and taxpayers, the ultimate question is whether this scandal changes the way Albany conducts business. Or does it keep doing the same old — livin’ … Continue reading

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