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NY speaker Sheldon Silver to temporarily cede power as he fights charges

ALBANY— The speaker of the state Assembly fought to keep his position amid federal corruption charges Monday with a plan to temporarily cede power to five lieutenants while contenders and critics sought to topple the veteran lawmaker. … Full Article

Cuomo touts plan to reform police-community relations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a multipart plan to improve police-community relations in the wake of a pair of fatal encounters that have triggered a renewed focus on policing in New York.
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Feds: NY Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver masked bribes as legitimate income

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on charges he used his position as one of the state's most powerful politicians to collect millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks disguised as legitimate income.  … Full Article

Cuomo agenda: Transportation, wage hike, business tax cut

ALBANY— New York must raise the minimum wage, cut small-business taxes, ease the burden of high property taxes and invest big in transportation, Gov. … Full Article

Golden predicts Albany session to be packed with action

Public safety, jobs and transportation are the top items on state Sen. Marty Golden’s plate now that the state legislature’s new session is under way. … Full Article

State Senate wants word ‘prostitute’ banned from penal law

The New York State Penal Law will no longer contain the word “prostitute” if legislation approved by the State Senate this week becomes law. … Full Article

Cuomo names Kenneth Adams as tax commissioner

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday named Kenneth Adams, veteran business and economic development administrator from Brooklyn, as the commissioner of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. … Full Article

Brooklyn judicial family to get good will boost by state legislature

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a pension benefit that will increase the amount a widow of a Brooklyn judge will receive following her husband’s battle with cancer. … Full Article

Mario Cuomo’s Brooklyn Roots: From Court Street Lawyer to governor

Although the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, who died on Thursday, was born and grew up in Queens, his formative legal experiences were in Brooklyn — both at St. John’s Law School, which was then on Schermerhorn Street, and later on Court Street. … Full Article

Mario Cuomo's funeral begins with dignitaries on hand

Dignitaries from both sides of the political aisle converged Tuesday to bid goodbye to former three-term Gov. Mario Cuomo, a Democratic Party icon who left a progressive legacy of speaking out for the voiceless and powerless. … Full Article

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