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Former Speaker Silver Disbarred 4 Months After Conviction

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has lost his license to practice law, four months after he was convicted of fraud and extortion. 230 more words


Assembly Housing Committee Holds Hearing on Co-ops

On Friday, members of the State Assembly’s Housing Committee gathered at a conference room in Harlem to hear expansive, sometimes contradictory testimony on co-operative housing in New York. 504 more words

Affordable Housing

State Lawmakers Spar Over Right-To-Die Proposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two New York state Assembly members and other advocates of letting the terminally ill end their lives said Tuesday their proposed law would limit suffering and has safeguards to prevent mistakes and abuse. 515 more words


Disgraced Former NY Assemblyman Vito Lopez Dead At 74

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Disgraced former New York state Assemblyman Vito Lopez has died.

Lopez’s lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt, said Lopez died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital. 218 more words


Tyrant Mugabe's American buddies

Yesterday, we looked at hedge funder Daniel Och‘s  “intimate, mutually profitable, and utterly unconscionable transactions with some of the most brutal tyrants of our time” – among them Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe. 523 more words


Some perspective

Like everyone, we’re trying to get a handle on the moment. And here’s our group musing…

There was nothing magic about Wednesday as the official end of the legislative session. 371 more words

Andrew Cuomo

New York State Assembly passes anti-BDS bill #BDSFail

June 18, 2015

The New York State Assembly passed a resolution on Thursday rejecting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, becoming the latest state government to condemn the anti-Israel movement.   80 more words

Israel & Middle East