New York News
6:06 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Estate Tax Provision Uncertain In NYS Assembly

Sheldon Silver
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Next Wednesday, both houses of the New York State legislature are due to release their one house budget proposals, which they will then use to negotiate a final spending plan with Governor Andrew Cuomo. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in an interview with NYS-PBS's New York Now and public radio stations, says Assembly Democrats are not yet on board with part of Cuomo’s plan to cut the estate tax.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Plenty Of Questions About Cuomo's Tax Plans

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The New York state legislature has finished its hearings on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal, and will be ready to start crafting a spending plan once they return from the President’s Day break. One of the final hearings focused on the governor’s tax cutting plans, and lawmakers had plenty of questions.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Growing Number of Vacancies In Legislature Likely To Continue Until 2015

NYPIRG's Blair Horner says New Yorkers deserve special elections to fill seats in the state legislature.
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The New York State legislature now has 11 unfilled seats, after one Assemblyman resigned over a sexual harassment scandal, and another was expelled after being convicted of a felony.  But it could be another year before those seats are filled.

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6:10 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

School Funding Rally Draws Hundreds To Albany

Speaker Silver

Hundreds of school children, parents and union members held a rally and sit-in at the State Capitol in Albany to build momentum for more spending on schools in the state budget Tuesday.

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6:07 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Silver Appears Likely To Survive Latest Scandal

Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

One day after New York’s powerful Assembly Speaker admitted “glaring failures” in his handling of a sexual abuse case, the Albany establishment seemed to be moving on, with the usual round of press conferences, bill passage, and leaders meetings.


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