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A sit-down with Speaker Silver

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Lost in the shuffle of gubernatorial aspirations and a legislative tug of war between Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is the fact that Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is entering his 20th year as Assembly Speaker.

We sit down with the longtime leader to discuss budget priorities, his chamber's recent sexual harassment scandals and his thoughts on de Blasio's goal of raising taxes on the wealthiest city residents to fund his universal pre-k plan. 

Watch the complete interview here. (start 12:59)

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