Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver has been re-installed as Speaker for another term by Assembly Democrats. The only no vote came from racist Brooklyn Democrat Charles Barron.
His near unanimous support from Assembly Democrats comes in the wake of a federal corruption investigation. This is the same Speaker who used tax dollars to silence women who were sexually harassed by Assembly Democrats.
The Speaker’s most recent scandal comes from a federal investigation question whether Silver received secret income for years from a downtown tax law firm, Goldberg & Iryami, never reported on his financial disclosure statements. The firm represented many clients over the years that benefited from tax breaks approved by the State Assembly.
Shame on our local Assembly Members: Marge Markey, Andrew Hevesi, Mike Miller, and Cathy Nolan for disgracing New York with their support for Speaker Silver who continues to abuse his power.