ASSEMBLY http://wamc.org en NYC Assemblyman Says He Is Under FBI Investigation http://wamc.org/post/nyc-assemblyman-says-he-under-fbi-investigation <p>A state assemblyman from Queens says the FBI has raided his home, hotel and offices in an investigation of his daily expense claims.</p><p></p><p>Democrat William Scarborough says representatives from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office and the FBI raided his hotel room at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.&nbsp; He says FBI agents left his office Wednesday with boxes marked evidence. He says they took his cell phone, calendars and "just about everything."</p><p>The Legislature has weathered a series of criminal and sexual harassment scandals in recent years.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:40:03 +0000 Dave Lucas 86761 at http://wamc.org NYC Assemblyman Says He Is Under FBI Investigation New Sex Harassment Case Surfaces in NY Assembly http://wamc.org/post/new-sex-harassment-case-surfaces-ny-assembly <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new sexual harassment accusation in New York's Assembly was blocked from investigation by a lawyer who will be fired by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver as the longtime leader continues to be dogged for mishandling other harassment claims.</p><p>Assemblyman Micah Kellner, a Manhattan Democrat now running for New York City Council, was accused four years ago of inappropriate online communication with a young female staffer.</p><p>The accusation, including 15 pages of transcribed online chats, was reported to longtime Assembly lawyer Bill Collins.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 23:55:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 69926 at http://wamc.org New Sex Harassment Case Surfaces in NY Assembly NY Budget Passes http://wamc.org/post/ny-budget-passes <p></p><p></p><p>New York State lawmakers were&nbsp; finished work on the state budget Thursday evening, completing the spending plan three days before the deadline. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Assembly held a marathon day of voting to wrap up work on the budget , after the State Senate finished up in a midnight session earlier.</p><p>Debate on the floor included criticism from both Democrats and Republicans, over $90 million dollars in cuts to providers of services for the developmentally disabled. Lawmakers have set up a task force to try to mitigate the cuts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:48:19 +0000 Karen Dewitt 60986 at http://wamc.org NY Budget Passes NYS Assembly, Senate Agree to Sweeping Reform of Disabled Care http://wamc.org/post/nys-assembly-senate-agree-sweeping-reform-disabled-care <p>The Assembly and Senate have passed legislation they say will curb abuses against disabled people in state care.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:57:58 +0000 Karen Dewitt 41310 at http://wamc.org NYS Assembly, Senate Agree to Sweeping Reform of Disabled Care