One day after the state’s powerful Assembly Speaker admitted “glaring failures” in his handling of a sexual abuse case, the Albany establishment seemed to be moving on, with the usual round of press conferences, bill passage, and leaders meetings.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver attended a top level meeting with Governor Cuomo and Senate leaders on casino gambling , and oversaw passage of a one house bill on the Dream Act, to help children of undocumented immigrants get funding for college.
You may remember a story we brought you a year ago that focused on New York City resident Hallie Leighton, who suffered from Stage IV breast cancer. She fought to get the state legislature to pass a bill that would force doctors to notify patients if they had dense breast tissue, which can hide cancer during a mammography. The measure eventually passed both houses and was signed by Governor Cuomo into law.
Public opinion about the scandals plaguing the Obama administration is decidedly mixed.
Republicans believe that the trio of controversies — concerning Benghazi, the IRS, and the Justice Department snooping on media phone records — are evidence enough that President Obama is either running a government motivated by partisan politics, or is badly out of touch.
Democrats, however, are proving to be much more forgiving.