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Year Since Failed Assembly Coup Brings Little Change

One year ago the New York State Assembly was embroiled in a coup attempt against Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver that ultimately failed. Since then the Speaker seems to have gained back most of his power, but some critics say he's been slow to implement promised changes and reforms. Karen DeWitt Reports.  Go to full article

Much Budget Talk; No Movement

There were plenty of theatrics and rhetoric yesterday at the Capitol, but no movement on the stalled state budget talks. Republicans again held a 'meeting' of a conference committee on the state budget that was supposed to be in place by April First. And just as they did for a similar so-called meeting held last week, Assembly Democrats didn't participate. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Assembly Speaker Silver Takes Campaign Finance to Floor

The speaker of the State Assembly made a rare appearance today on the floor of his chamber. Sheldon Silver debated a bill introducing public financing of legislative and statewide campaigns in New York state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Assembly Democrats want Campaign Spending Limits

The speaker of the State Assembly has proposed the most sweeping campaign finance reform in New York's history. As Karen DeWitt reports, Assembly Democrats want public funding and hard limits on spending.  Go to full article

NYS Senate and Assembly Delays Budget, Possibly Until June

Eighteen days after the state budget was due, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed a four week extension to keep government running, practically guaranteeing that there'll be no state budget approved until at least mid-June. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Assembly Plans for Televised Sessions

The New York State Assembly is now moving ahead with plans to have C-Span type coverage for that chamber, as a new report is released that urges both houses of the legislature to televise proceedings.  Go to full article

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