Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez, who was accused by a state ethics board of sexually harassing young female staffers, officially resigned this morning from the State Assembly.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is proposing new legislation to allow current students and graduates to refinance their federal student loans, known as Stafford loans, at a fixed 4-percent interest rate, to keep the loans' interest rates from doubling in July.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stepped up to defend the mayor's education policies and blasted the mayoral candidates who want to change them during a Saturday speech.
Two days before the state Assembly was to begin proceedings to expel Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the Brooklyn lawmaker who was accused of groping female staffers sent a resignation letter on Saturday to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, saying he will step down at 9 a.m. Monday.
Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has picked up a key endorsement from Local 1199 SEIU, the city's largest labor union, which represents more than 200,000 city workers.
Two days after a special prosecutor cleared State Assemblyman Vito Lopez of criminal wrongdoing for sexual harassment, the Brooklyn lawmaker announced Friday he is resigning at the end of the legislative session on June 20 and will focus on his City Council run. | Read New Yorkers' thoughts.