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Silver will no longer be Speaker, Special Election set for February

cityandstateny.com — By next Monday, Sheldon Silver will no longer be speaker of the New York State Assembly, after having held the position for 20 years. But Assembly Democrats are still showing their lingering support by refusing to tell reporters if he will resign voluntarily or be forced out by a vote.
Jan 27, 2015

So Blaz has a speaker candidate? If this fails, he'll have angered Assembly leader after doing same to Senate leader cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new…

Jan 27, 2015

"Sources confirmed to City & State (@Wright4Harlem) currently has enough votes to become speaker." cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new…

Silver will no longer be Speaker, Special Election set for February

cityandstateny.com — By next Monday, Sheldon Silver will no longer be speaker of the New York State Assembly, after having held the position for 20 years. But Assembly Democrats are still showing their lingering support by refusing to tell reporters if he will resign voluntarily or be forced out by a vote.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @CityAndStateNY: BIG: Silver will no longer be Speaker, Keith Wright has the votes. Heastie being pushed by @BilldeBlasio, Ramirez: cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new…

Jan 27, 2015

RT @AshleyHupfl: BIG: Silver will no longer be Speaker, Keith Wright has the votes. Heastie being pushed by @BilldeBlasio, Ramirez goo.gl/167MKO

Heastie, Morelle and Wright Top Candidates to Replace Silver

cityandstateny.com — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver may be down to his last hours as leader, but Assembly Democrats still must decide who will replace him-and sources say that lawmakers have yet to coalesce around a single candidate.

Assembly Reformers Call for Post-Silver Changes

cityandstateny.com — As members of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Democratic conference await his expected resignation of his speakership and decide who will replace him, a new "Reform Caucus" is pushing for changes to help prevent the crimes Silver is accused of committing.

Speaking of Which (part 2)

archives.cityandstateny.com — The next transition may not be so smooth. The 69-year-old Speaker has given no indication to colleagues that he will step down in the coming months, or even years. Silver has already withstood withering media criticism last session, and his recent strenuous defense of his chief of staff after her husband's arrest would suggest he has no intention of going anywhere.
Jan 27, 2015

The jockeying to replace Sheldon Silver has been going on for a little while archives.cityandstateny.com/speaking-of-wh…

Assembly Reformers Call for Post-Silver Changes

cityandstateny.com — As members of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Democratic conference await his expected resignation of his speakership and decide who will replace him, a new "Reform Caucus" is pushing for changes to help prevent the crimes Silver is accused of committing.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @bradlander: Good to see a Reform Caucus get busy in the NYS Assembly: Reformers Call for Post-Silver Changes cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new… @CityAndStateNY

Assembly Reformers Call for Post-Silver Changes

cityandstateny.com — As members of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Democratic conference await his expected resignation of his speakership and decide who will replace him, a new "Reform Caucus" is pushing for changes to help prevent the crimes Silver is accused of committing.

Assembly Dems want Silver out, but New Speaker Unclear

cityandstateny.com — Assembly Democrats might disagree on the reasoning, but after they emerged from a six-hour conference lasting late into Monday night one thing was clear: Sheldon Silver would be asked to resign as speaker-at least for now.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @CityAndStateNY: Sources inside the conference told us that around 90% of the Dem members are in support of asking Silver to resign: cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new…

De Blasio Names Point Person on Four-Legged Friends

cityandstateny.com — Call him the City Hall animal whisperer. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has tapped Jeff Dupee to handle animal issues, a move advocates said marks the first time the city has designated a point person for its four-legged inhabitants.
Jan 26, 2015

City & State - De Blasio Names Point Person on Four-Legged Friends cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new…

De Blasio Names Point Person on Four-Legged Friends

cityandstateny.com — Call him the City Hall animal whisperer. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has tapped Jeff Dupee to handle animal issues, a move advocates said marks the first time the city has designated a point person for its four-legged inhabitants.
Jan 26, 2015

De Blasio taps Jeff Dupee to handle animal issues, a new City Hall position, via @SarinaTrangle @cityandstateny cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new…

Preferential Rents Ripped Away, Tenants Confront Steep Rent Hikes

Corruption Case Against Silver is Strong, Legal Experts Say

cityandstateny.com — While announcing the corruption charges against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Thursday afternoon, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was careful to point out that the legislative leader is "presumed innocent, unless and until proven guilty."