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New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, leaves Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office as legislative leaders work on the state budget at the state Capitol, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

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New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, speaks as lawmakers and community groups urge New York Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate majority to join the State Assembly in supporting fair-share tax policies on billionaires and millionaires in this year's budge during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

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New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, center, speaks as lawmakers and community groups urge New York Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate majority to join the State Assembly in supporting fair-share tax policies on billionaires and millionaires in this year's budge during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

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New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, left, greets New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as lawmakers and community groups urge New York Gov. Cuomo and the State Senate majority to join the State Assembly in supporting fair-share tax policies on billionaires and millionaires in this year's budge during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

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New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is surrounded by reporters as he leaves Federal court, Thursday. Mr. Silver, who was one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges.

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A bill filed in New York Assembly would permit adult adoptees to obtain original birth records from the state Department of Health. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

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ASSEMBLYWOMAN ARAVELLA SIMOTA (D-NEW YORK) Aravella Simota is a member of the Democratic Party, who currently represents parts of western Queens, including Astoria and parts of Long Island City in the New York State Assembly. She is the first woman elected to office from her district, and is the first Greek-American woman elected to office in New York.

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The Honorable Nicole Malliotakis, New York State Assembly

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"I think the message out there is clear after [the Newton, Conn., school shootings] and to get us down this road as quickly as possible to basically eradicate assault weapons from our streets in New York as quickly as possible is something the people of our state want," said New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. (Associated Press)

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"I think the message out there is clear after [the Newton, Conn., school shootings] and to get us down this road as quickly as possible to basically eradicate assault weapons from our streets in New York as quickly as possible is something the people of our state want," said New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. (Associated Press)