New York City is protecting teachers who sexually harass or abuse students as the city’s arbitrators fail to properly enforce regulations about sexual misconduct, Campbell Brown writes in a New York Post op-ed.
Former Democratic New York state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. was sentenced to five years in prison Friday, the Albany Democrat-Herald reported.
New York Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez will retain an annual pension of $64,634.28 after his resignation, WNYC News reports.
New York Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, wrote in a statement that he will resign his position at the end of the legislative term but continue his campaign for city council, the New York Times reports.
Organizing for Action, which has pledged not to take money from lobbyists and says on their website that they will not engage in lobbying, has registered as a lobbying group in New York state, according to public records.
Democratic New York state senator Malcolm Smith was arrested by the FBI Tuesday for his role in an alleged plot to rig the 2013 mayoral election by buying him a spot on the Republican ballot, the New York Daily News reports.
Organizing for Action’s efforts on behalf of legislation in New York state may fall under that state’s definition of lobbying, requiring registering with the state and the disclosure of activities, according to campaign finance experts.
The destruction from one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast is still evident in many towns and cleanup continues three months after the storm made landfall.