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Democrat Leadership Not Fighting Hard Enough for NY DREAM Act 

Cesar Vargas | Posted 05.12.2014 | New York
Cesar Vargas

Behind-the-scenes political maneuvering and lip service by Democrats could once again prevent our state from providing equal access to college.

Mikel Dusi's Weird and Wonderful Big Fat Albanian Wedding. Not Exactly

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.29.2013 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

The details of Mike life, metamorphosed in his somewhat biographical film, Mikey Boy, which he co-wrote, co-produced and starred in, are reminiscent of another famous, albeit fictional, Queens native, Vincent Chase, the leading player of the HBO's Entourage, who brings his boys out to Hollywood with him when he hits the big time.

Lhota Calls On Silver To Resign

Newsday | Posted 08.21.2013 | New York

Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota Friday called on the embattled State Assembly speaker, Democrat Sheldon Silver, to resign over allegations he ...

Another Dem Calls For Sheldon Silver To Resign

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.30.2013 | New York

On Wednesday, New York State assemblywoman Inez Barron, a Democrat from Brooklyn, joined the chorus of voices calling for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Sil...

VITO TO RESIGN MONDAY

AP | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A New York assemblyman accused of sexually harassing young female staffers for years says he will resign before he's expelled from the...

OFF THE HOOK

Newsday | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York

The Staten Island district attorney announced Wednesday that he has completed his investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Brooklyn Asse...

Dems Pushing For Early Voting In New York

Newsday | Joan Gralla | Posted 04.27.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- New York's consistently low voter turnout and the Election Day problems superstorm Sandy caused have sparked a drive by Democrats to make Ne...

Casinos In NYC?

Newsday | Yancey Roy | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- State legislative leaders aren't embracing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposal to limit new casinos to three upstate locations, saying Long Isla...

A Caring Politician Who Doesn't Seek the Limelight

Tom Allon | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

I can count on one hand the number of people I have met in New York's political world who are both honest and who view politics as more public service than personal aggrandizement. One of these few is Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell.

PHOTOS: A Late Night At The Lowline

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.15.2012 | New York

"Imagining the Lowline," the showcase for New York's first underground park, is set up in an abandoned warehouse on Essex and Broome. At night, the wa...

Albany's Dance of the Dunces

Dan Collins | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Did powerful public officials approve the use of our tax money to hush up sexual harassment charges against Assemblyman Vito Lopez? Don't hold your breath waiting for the state ethics commission to get to the bottom of this mess.

Schumer Goes After Vito Lopez

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

Senator Chuck Schumer has joined fellow Democrats calling for New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign amidst allegations from female staffers ...

A Silver Lining

The New York Times | Posted 08.31.2012 | New York

By Danny Hakim ALBANY — Assembly Democrats rallied around Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday, as he faced an inquiry into his handling of sexual ...

Dem Politician Reportedly Told Female Staffers Not To Wear Bras

www.nytimes.com | Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

Five women who worked for Vito J. Lopez, the assemblyman at the center of a broadening sexual harassment scandal, described in interviews an atmospher...

Assembly Paid $103K In Lopez Harassment Case

Posted 08.28.2012 | New York

In the wake of sexual harassment charges made against New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez, The New York Times reports New York State Assembly Speaker Shel...

Dems Call On Vito Lopez To Resign

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - New York Democrats are intensifying pressure on state Assemblyman Vito Lopez, a long-serving Brooklyn powerbroker, to res...

Powerful NY Democrat Accused Of Sexual Assault

Capital New York | Joe Pompeo | Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

Representative Jerrold Nadler is calling for Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign his post in the Assembly and as chair of the Brooklyn Democratic organiz...

N.Y. Assembly Speaker Encourages Democrats To Avoid DNC Convention

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

The Democratic speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday gave a pass to members of his conference who are part of the growing number of Democr...

Sheldon Silver, New York's Solar Speaker

Chris Warren | Posted 08.15.2012 | New York
Chris Warren

Now that the governor and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos have put solar and clean energy at the top of their priority list, Speaker Silver is the last remaining piece to catapulting New York into national and international prominence in solar and clean energy job creation.

NY Legislature To Move Primary From Sept. 11

AP | Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's legislative leaders have agreed to move the Sept. 11 political primary in remembrance of the deaths and rescues in the 2001...

Matt Sledge

New York Officials Announce Plan To Rein In Chinatown Buses

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.23.2012 | New York

Proposed legislation would regulate the cheap, intercity buses that lawmakers said have caused curbside bedlam in some areas of the city -- especially...

Dear Small Business Owner: Raising the Minimum Wage Will Not Destroy Your Business (And It's the Right Thing to Do)

Matthew Titone | Posted 04.15.2012 | New York
Matthew Titone

Each and every time that the minimum wage has been raised, it was done against a firestorm of opposition from Chambers of Commerce. Yet there is no evidence that raising the minimum wage hurts businesses in the long term.

Bill Could Raise Minimum Wage In New York

Posted 01.30.2012 | New York

All that talk about income inequality may be having its effect in Albany. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan ) is proposing a bill to raise ...

Pay Hike for Albany Legislators? Nah

Dan Collins | Posted 03.26.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Talk about a non-starter. This week the top Democrat in the New York state legislature floated the idea that the lawmakers deserve to get pay raises.

4.4 Million Middle-Class New Yorkers To See Taxes Cut

Posted 12.09.2011 | New York

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, AP Most New York taxpayers will see their overall income tax rates trimmed slightly next year following overwhelming legislati...