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A state judge on Friday opened up the scope of the investigation into the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Assemblyman Vito Lopez, including the payout settlement approved by Speaker Sheldon Silver.
On September 19, Brooklyn Democratic leaders will trek out to the beautiful, if distant, seaside campus of Kingsborough Community College to choose their next chair person. Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who has been the head of the county organization since 2005, is not seeking re-election after being censured in the Assembly over multiple sexual harassment charges.
Assemblyman Vito Lopez was stripped of his seniority and censured over sexual harassment claims a day after he completed mandated harassment training as part of a separate claim against him, an official confirmed to WNYC.
The resignation of Vito Lopez as head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party means that, in a few weeks, Brooklyn Democrats will get a new party chairman. What, exactly, that means and why it’s important can be difficult to understand for those not deeply steeped in the arcane world of intra-party politics.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said Monday that he has asked for the resignation of a Brooklyn assemblyman accused of sexually harassing female staffers, a scandal that ensnared Silver when he brokered a secret settlement with the women using public money.
As the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Assemblyman Vito Lopez continues to grow, there has been little public discussion coming from the Assembly itself, especially its female members.
The role the offices of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli played in a settlement payout has become the focus of attention as fall out continues from Assemblyman Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal. In June, Speaker Sheldon Silver approved a $103,080 settlement to two women who claimed Lopez sexually harassed them.
Controversy continues to swirl around embattled Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez, and has now enveloped the Assembly’s top Democrat. As Lopez announced Tuesday that he would not seek reelection as the head of the Brooklyn Democratic Party, questions were raised over how a six-figure payout from Speaker Sheldon Silver was made to settle a previous harassment charge against Lopez — a decision Silver said late Tuesday was “wrong.”
As the GOP gathers in Tampa for their quadrennial convention, it may seem a world away from the deeply Democratic world of New York City politics. President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by almost 30 points in New York state. But fueled by the tea party-inspired energy of motivated activists, Republicans are winning local office.
The question may be not if Assemblyman Vito Lopez cedes power, but when, political observers and members of the Assembly tell WNYC.
More than $31 million in campaign money is unaccounted for because government watchdogs failed to hold political groups and campaigns responsible, according to a report released Wednesday.
The city's brownfield cleanup efforts were on display in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Monday as Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that a new auto racing consulting business would call home what had once been a polluted lot.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s outgoing press secretary touted his boss’ efforts to make life in New York City better for residents over the past 11-1/2 years in a wide-ranging interview on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show Friday.