How Will Sheldon Silver's Case Affect The Legislative Agenda In New York?
The long-time speaker of the New York State Assembly returned to Albany today for the first time since he was arrested on federal corruption charges last week.
Government prosecutors say Speaker Sheldon Silver took nearly $4 million in bribes and kickbacks, in exchange for using his political clout to direct money and policy out of Albany.
Silver has said he isn't stepping down, but Democrats are meeting this afternoon to discuss Silver's political future.
To figure out how this whole saga affects the legislative agenda in New York, VPR spoke with Casey Seiler, state editor and columnist for the Albany Times Union.