Sheldon Silver’s resignation to become official

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Sheldon Silver’s resignation will become official Monday, as he steps down as the speaker of the New York State Assembly. His resignation takes effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

Silver is resigning after federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in kickbacks.

Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, of Rochester, is serving as active speaker until the assembly picks a new leader. He is not looking to fill the position permanently. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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