power stripped http://wamc.org en NY pols lose powers after corruption arrests http://wamc.org/post/ny-pols-lose-powers-after-corruption-arrests <p></p><p></p><p>A New York City councilman has been stripped of his power to direct money for his district and a state senator has been removed from his leadership role after their arrests in a federal corruption case.</p><p>City Councilman Dan Halloran was stripped of his committee assignments and money-allocating authority Tuesday evening.</p><p>Earlier Tuesday, state Sen. Malcolm Smith was removed from his committee assignments and leadership post in the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference. It forms a majority coalition with Senate Republicans.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:02:40 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61317 at http://wamc.org NY pols lose powers after corruption arrests