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Cuomo to Lead First Official State Delegation to Cuba in April

The governor is billing the journey as a chance to open business opportunities for New York state.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Asks Albany for Permanent Control of Schools, $300M for NYCHA

The mayor also criticized some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget plans.

Lower East Side »

READ THE INDICTMENT: Sheldon Silver May Have to Give Up Apartment, Pension

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Sheldon Silver Thursday afternoon.

Grant City »

NY Chief Judge Proposes Law to Make Some Grand Jury Records Public

Judges should have more of a role when defendants are police officers,  Judge Jonathan Lippman said.

Port Morris »

Tax Exemption Could Spur More Wine, Beer and Cider Tastings

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing eliminating the 'tasting tax' in his upcoming budget.

Williamsbridge »

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie Dodged Jury Duty for Years, Officials Say

Heastie received seven jury duty postponements from 2005 to 2008, three times the normal amount.

Gramercy »

Cuomo Calls Minimum Wage Plan a 'Non-Starter' in Latest Salvo Against Mayor

It's not the first time Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have clashed on major policy. 

Pelham Gardens »

Heastie Replaces Silver as Speaker, But Observers Fear More of the Same

Carl Heastie of The Bronx was elected Assembly Speaker Tuesday.

Greenwich Village »

Gov. Cuomo Vows He Won't Sign Budget If Ethics Reforms Don't Pass

The governor said he would not approve a state budget that does not include his five-point ethics plan.

Pelham Parkway »

Meet the Two Candidates Vying to Replace Sheldon Silver as Assembly Speaker

Frontrunner Carl Heastie is facing off against Catherine Nolan of Queens after others dropped out.

Lower East Side »

Sheldon Silver Out as Assembly Speaker

The Assembly will hold an election Feb. 10 to replace Silver, who was arrested on corruption charges.

Lower East Side »

Powerful Lobbyist and Pal of Sheldon Silver Is Key Witness in Bribery Case

Brian Meara, one of the top-paid lobbyists in Albany, is a cooperating witness for the feds.

Civic Center »

New York's Biggest Political Contributor is Main Figure in Silver Case

Glenwood Management, owned by 100-year-old Leonard Litwin, is "Developer 1," sources say.

Midtown »

De Blasio Calls Sheldon Silver a 'Man of Integrity'

Bill de Blasio was among many New York Democrats who defended Sheldon Silver Thursday.

Lower East Side »

Sheldon Silver Part of 'Show Me the Money' Albany Culture, Officials Say

Charges may stem from cash Silver got from a firm specializing in real estate taxes, sources said.

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