vito lopez

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

A report from the New York Comptroller's office shows approval for nearly $9 billion in payments made in the month of February.

Two sexual harassment victims of former Assemblyman Vito Lopez have settled their case and will receive  $580,000 in restitution. It was one of two lingering corruption cases which came to resolution in Albany Thursday.

File photo

A majority of New York voters say Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should step down from his position of power because of the way he handled a recent scandal.

Photo from Erie County Republican Party Facebook page

Erie County's Republican party chairman says democratic State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should go in the wake of the burgeoning sex scandal in his legislative house.


Western New York Assemblyman Michael Kearns says he is quitting his Democratic conference based on the way Speaker Sheldon Silver handled the scandal involving disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez.

WBFO News photo

The state’s ethics board held a closed door meeting Tuesday and is believed to be discussing whether to investigate Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez and possibly the Assembly Speaker, over a sexual harassment scandal.