2008_08_shelsilver.jpgYesterday, the NY Times reported how the Assembly Leader, who is also a trial lawyer, has loaned money to company that "helps finance small law firms that specialize in personal injury lawsuits"--raising some questions from Republican critics and government watchdog groups. Today the NY Sun has an editorial about his investments in for-profit hospital firms, which NY State bans--if Silver is investing in them, he should lead the way in letting them in. And there are still questions about Silver's finances: The Sun says "Albany officials are subject to less public disclosure" compared to federal lawmakers while the Times writes, "it is not known what he actually does at Weitz & Luxenberg," the law firm where he also works.