Tag: New York State Assembly
With Gov. Andrew Cuomo resisting widespread calls for his resignation after a state investigation concluded he had sexually harassed at least 11 women, attention is focused on the ongoing impeachment investigation by the State Assembly.
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said on Thursday he authorized its Judiciary Committee to start an "impeachment investigation" into sexual misconduct allegations six women have made against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Republicans appear to have held on to four open New York State Assembly seats on Long Island that were vacated by GOP lawmakers and may have flipped up to four local Democratic-held seats, if early leads hold up once absentee ballots are counted.
The other 20 state Assembly members that represent Long Island all won re-election—ensuring Democrats retained their supermajority in the 150-member chamber.
Context was often lost between the pace of coverage and testimony jumping around between dates, blurring significant moments in the timeline of the conspiracy. Seen in full, it offers a revealing look at the raw power that money has in The Empire State's politics, and the abuse of this state's most trusted offices to capitalize on this power toward a lawmaker's personal objectives.
Federal prosecutors reportedly opened an investigation into Silver after Gov. Andrew Cuomo unceremoniously disbanded the so-called Moreland Commission.