Sheldon Silver

LI gets near 6% increase in ed funding
5:20 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

State budget "OK" for Long Island schools

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) answers reporter questions following budget session
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

Albany lawmakers are voting on a blizzard of budget bills that were hammered out over the weekend. The budget includes money for a property tax rebate for homeowners and a number of education initiatives. While many are satisfied with the education funding some more satisfied than others.

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Moratorium possible on Common Core test results
6:25 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

NY lawmakers consider delaying effects of Common Core testing

New York lawmakers say it’s likely the state budget will include a moratorium on the effects of school exams administered in connection with the controversial Common Core learning standards.

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college aid to the children of undocumented immigr
6:37 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

NY Assembly passes 'Dream Act'

NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver promoting the "Dream Act."
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Assembly Democrats  approved  the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They urged the Senate to follow suit. 

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Response to Cuomo's tax commission
6:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

NY Assembly Speaker Silver mixed on tax proposals

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. (file photo)
Credit AP Photo/Tim Roske

The leader of the New York State Assembly is non-committal about enacting the details of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax commission plan. Speaker Sheldon Silver says he’s for property tax cuts, but not at the expense of school spending.

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Speaker Silver gets high ranking
6:07 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

NY environmental group gives Sen. Klein dubious "award"

An environmental group has given Senate Independent Democratic Leader Jeff Klein its 2013 Oil Slick award, claiming the Senate Co-leader has done more than any other state legislator to harm the environment. 

Note:  A spokesman for Senator Klein reacted to the ranking, calling it “another cheap gimmick brought to you by the tea party of the left.” He said Klein not only opposes hydrofracking outright, but has been endorsed by nearly every environmental group in every election he has ever run in. 

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