Thursday, August 29, 2013
As leader of the City Council, Christine Quinn has dispensed powerful posts and directed extensive funding to the political operation led by Vito Lopez, the Brooklyn Democrat with a long history of scandal, investigative journalist Wayne Barrett reports.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
With ex-politicians Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Vito Lopez all eyeing spots on the ballot this fall, New York Times columnist Gail Collins wonders whether politics in New York City has become a punchline to the rest of the country.
Monday, May 20, 2013
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he is taking new steps to prevent sexual harassment in the legislature, after coming under fire for his handling of complaints against former Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who resigned Monday.
Friday, May 17, 2013
By Anna Sale
Facing expulsion, the once-powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez said Saturday he'd resign Monday, at 9 am. Word, which came in a rare Saturday press release from Sheldon Silver, came only after Silver himself faced increasing pressure to step down from his leadership post.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the subject of a scathing ethics commission report on sexual harassment, to resign from office or be expelled.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Some Brooklyn constituents say they are unfazed by the scathing ethics report that described in lurid detail how Assemblyman Vito Lopez allegedly sexually harassed female staffers – and they are standing by him.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Richy Garcia, the 26-year-old Republican who is the sole opponent of Brooklyn Assemblyman and accused sexual harasser Vito Lopez, says he's had a change of heart and will continue his campaign against the embattled pol.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The Republican candidate facing embattled Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez in the November election told WNYC on Wednesday that he was no longer interested in continuing his campaign for the 53rd Assembly District in Brooklyn.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
By Bob Hennelly
A sexual harassment payoff scandal continues to shake up Albany.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Democratic Party in Brooklyn has a new party boss. Frank Seddio, a former southern Brooklyn Assemblyman and local judge, was installed as chair by the executive committee of the county organization during a meeting held at Kingsborough Community College Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It looks like the race to replace Assemblyman Vito Lopez as the head of the Democratic Party machine in Brooklyn is turning into a one man race.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The New York State Assembly released a list of its expenditures for the year thus far, which includes the $103,080 settlement in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
There was greater and earlier discussion than previously reported between the state comptroller's office and the Assembly majority's counsel as he sought advice in quietly settling a $103,000 sexual harassment claim against a Democratic assemblyman, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.
Monday, September 10, 2012
A watchdog group is pushing the state ethics board to examine whether the influence of former Brooklyn heavyweight Assemblyman Vito Lopez was a factor in the decision to keep payouts to those who accused him of sexual harassment a secret.