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Top lawmaker expects to 'do well' for education

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, right, and press secretary Michael Whyland walk to through the War Room on their way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office for a legislative leaders budget meeting at the Capitol on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, right, and press secretary Michael Whyland walk to through the War Room on their way to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office for a legislative leaders budget meeting at the Capitol on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
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The New York Legislature's top Democrat said Thursday he expects to "do well" funding education and pre-kindergarten and cutting property taxes statewide in the new budget due next week. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, following late afternoon meetings with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate leaders, said he may be able to attach numbers to his predictions Friday. He said that several items, including the governor's proposed corporate tax cut, were still being discussed. "I believe we'll ...


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