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Speaker pushes minimum wage hike, expresses doubts about Cuomo pension plan

January 31, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver continues to push for his bill to increase the state’s minimum wage. In an interview with public radio, the Speaker also expressed reservations about Governor Cuomo’s plan to offer an option of 401 k retirement plans for future state workers. Assembly Speaker Silver has made increasing the state’s […]

Assembly Speaker supports more education funding

January 10, 2012 by

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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver offered his support to lobbyists for more school aid funding, and offered a subtle criticism to Governor Andrew Cuomo. Karen DeWitt has details from Albany:  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, addressing three hundred or so parents and school children brought to Albany by the Alliance for Quality Education, offered […]

Cuomo willing to bend on property tax cap

April 14, 2011 by

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Karen Dewitt, ALBANY Governor Cuomo says he may be willing to soften some of the provisions of his property tax cap proposal, which calls for a 2% across the board limit on the growth of school and local property taxes. Opponents of the property tax cap, and even some supporters, say a strict 2% a […]

Top Assembly aide departs

April 13, 2011 by

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Karen Dewitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is losing a long time aid, but the Speaker says he has no intention himself of leaving after 17 years in the Assembly’s top spot. Dean Fuleihan, whom Speaker Silver calls his “right arm”, has had a 33 year career in the Assembly, and has been the Democrats’ […]

Affordable housing is ‘disappearing’ every day from NYC, says Silver

April 11, 2011 by

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Karen Dewitt, ALBANY Assembly Democrats were to approve (approved) reform of New York City’s rent regulations. Speaker Sheldon Silver says his house will also act on a property tax cap, but it’s not likely to happen before lawmakers take a two week break. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has made reforming New York City’s rent laws […]

Millionaire’s tax not dead yet

April 7, 2011 by

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Karen Dewitt, ALBANY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he hasn’t given up on extending the state’s tax on millionaires, even though it was not a part of the recently approved state budget. In an interview with public radio and television, Speaker Silver says the millionaire’s tax is not dead, despite the failure to renew it […]

Silver, Cuomo on ethics reform status

April 6, 2011 by

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One of the top issues of the post budget session is ethics reform. While Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he and Governor Cuomo have an understanding on legislation, the governor says he’s not quite there yet. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Speaker Silver says he and Governor Cuomo agree on three basic tenets of ethics […]