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Silver found guilty of corruption in federal court

After spending more than two days deliberating, a 12-person jury in U.S. District Court in Manhattan found the former Assembly speaker, who served more than 20 years in the role, guilty of seven charges including honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering.

UFC president takes aim at Assembly speaker

New York City politician Sheldon Silver’s union ties were blamed for blocking a bill that would have made MMA legal in the state.

Promoters clamoring to bring MMA to New York

While mixed martial arts isn’t a done deal in Connecticut until Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs the bill into law, several of the sport’s leading promoters were already beginning to ratchet up lobbying efforts in New York.

State reaches agreement on $135 billion budget

For the third year in a row, New York state has agreed to an on-time budget, though a business group gives it a mixed review.

Voters fed up with legislative corruption

As New Yorkers prepare to cast votes in today’s state primaries, a new poll released Sept. 12 by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows nearly eight in 10 New Yorkers think legislative corruption is a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem.

Introducing a new, New York

The new campaign, “The New New York Works for Business,” will be featured as part of the state’s $50 million New York Open for Business marketing effort announced last year.

New York loosens brewery regulations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders today announced an agreement to exempt small breweries from paying the annual state Liquor Authority fee and to allow farm breweries to more easily expand operations.

State’s man

Just like those daring young men in their flying machines of old, barnstorming the state has proved to be a good thing for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.