Silver convicted on all counts — again

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, 74, was found guilty Friday of receiving more than $4 million in kickbacks — a sound affirmation of a 2015 conviction that had been overturned on appeal.  The jury found him guilty on all seven


Madigan demands term limits in aftermath of Albany scandals

Newly elected Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan has released a statement on the conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — and is using a moment of intense public disgust to advance term


A Jan 2nd indictment exudes class, symbolism

United States Attorney Preet Bharara is expected to indict Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday, January 2nd of next year. Sources familiar with the US Attorney say that he is waiting until after the holidays to make the indictment, “to encourage the idea of bringing back civility


Michael Kearns could be next Assembly Speaker

In the face of Sheldon Silver’s arrest on public corruption charges, the Albany establishment — long entrenched in the culture of corruption that Silver typified — has been shaken to its core. As we speak there are rumblings in Albany that South