ASSEMBLY SPEAKER SILVER ACCUSED OF TAKING MILLIONS IN BRIBES: The long-time Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful politicians in the state, is arrested and accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes. Silver says he’s confident he’ll be vindicated, but several of his fellow lawmakers in Albany are calling on Silver to resign. Watch U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s news briefing outline the public corruption charges against Speaker Silver by clicking here.
CUOMO DELIVERS STATE OF THE STATE/BUDGET ADDRESS: Governor Andrew Cuomo lays out his legislative agenda and budget calling for big investments in transportation, broadband, and major reforms in education.
FREE COLLEGE?: New York’s Congressional Delegation weighs in on the President’s State of the Union Address and his offer of two years of free college tuition for students.
TOUR BUS CRASH INVESTIGATION: New York State Police release the findings of their investigation into a deadly tour bus crash on the Northway last summer.
LANDMARK LOST: A massive fire destroys the former St. Mary’s school in Champlain, New York.
CHARTER COMMISSION: Mayor Jim Calnon appoints a committee to take a fresh look at how government works in the city of Plattsburgh.
CALNON LOOKS AHEAD TO NEW YEAR: Mayor Calnon joins us to discuss plans for a new marina on the waterfront; the year-long road construction project in the city’s southern end; whether the city should consider closing off downtown streets to create a pedestrian mall like Church Street in Burlington; new rules to improve the safety of oil trains moving millions of gallons of crude through the city; and cleaning up Lakeside Apartments on the waterfront that have been vacant since severe flooding on Lake Champlain in 2011. Watch our Extended Roundtable interview with Mayor Calnon by clicking here.