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Topic - Sheldon Silver
Earlier this year in the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook Shootings, the state of New York defied the U.S. Supreme Court by passing the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, a complete ban on magazines that hold more than seven rounds.
New York politicians are forging a budget deal that includes a hike of the minimum wage to $9 per hour, over the course of three years.
Only days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shootings, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a tough proposal on gun control was ready to become law.
It was an odd assignment for the young, pretty staffer when she was ordered to go along on a trip to Atlantic City with her boss, but the reason soon became clear.
A powerful state politician joined with New York Gov. David A. Paterson on Tuesday in suggesting that Muslim leaders should move a proposed mosque farther from ground zero, saying the organizers should be more sensitive.
"If we can get a minimum wage that ends in $9 in two years, I think we've done a tremendous service," said Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in The New York Post.
"I think the message out there is clear after [the Newtown, 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," Mr. Silver said.