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Jennifer Medina. New York Times. 4/6/2006.
If there was any doubt that political power can wrestle money into the public schools, consider this: The Democrats in the Assembly were determined to put more money into prekindergarten programs, particularly in New York City, a long-held priority of the speaker, Sheldon Silver.
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John Toscano. Queens Gazette. 4/5/2006.
Queens lawmakers in Albany serving in both houses and affiliated with both parties were solidly on board with their respective leaders in voting for the bipartisan budget fashioned by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
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Joe Mahoney and Derek Rose . New York Daily News. 3/9/2006.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver accused Mayor Bloomberg yesterday of playing politics instead of fighting for the city's share of education dollars.
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Ronda Kaysen. Downtown Express. 3/9/2006.
State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has called for Schools Chancellor Joel Klein to apologize for his comments about funding cuts to two new Downtown schools and has called on the mayor to consider replacing him.
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Rob Hart. Staten Island Advance. 3/9/2006.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver threw a jab at Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday, accusing him of idling on the sidelines in the fight for education funding.
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Josh Robin. New York One News. 3/8/2006.
First Senator Majority Leader Joseph Bruno called him a bully. Now Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is accusing Mayor Michael Bloomberg of holding kids hostage, of playing politics instead of fighting the governor for billions owed city schools under court order.
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Gotham Gazette. 1/9/2006.
All in the same week, Governor George Pataki delivered his final State of the State address; Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver issued a scathing response a few minutes later; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave his inaugural address; and Christine Quinn spoke after she was elected the new Speaker of the City Council. The re-elected public advocate and city comptroller also presented their inaugural addresses.
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Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc.. 11/2005.
During a forum hosted by the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School on Tuesday, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told a group of elected officials, law professors, advocates, and members of the media that the "State must once and for all resolve the CFE school-funding lawsuit."
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Peter Brothers. Albany Times Union. 4/2/2005.
Your recent editorial "The bill comes due," regarding the school aid lawsuit, hits home with a lot of us. I could not have said it better than when you mention "But they didn't do their jobs, they talked and dithered, argued and postured. ... But no action," referring to Gov. George Pataki, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
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Joe Mahoney. New York Daily News. 4/1/2005.
It's no April Fools' joke: New York has an on-time budget for the first time in 21 years. Seeking to shed their image as dawdlers, lawmakers from both houses shook hands yesterday on a $105.4 billion spending plan that will raise $1 billion more in new taxes. The blueprint could grow to $106.9 billion in the weeks ahead as lawmakers add on welfare and environmental measures. That would amount to an overall spending boost of 4.5%. Gov. Pataki gave the budget mixed reviews, saying he's "extremely pleased" it was on time, but noting, "There are gaping holes that have to be closed." As some lawmakers patted themselves on the back for getting the budget done by the legal deadline, Sen. John Sabini (D-Queens) said: "We're doing it because people have held our feet to the fire." Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said the plan is good for public schools, raising classroom aid by $840 million, including a $323 million hike for New York City.
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