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Audio from Albany: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

As part of a regular weekly feature on the Politics Now blog, Tom Precious of The News' Albany Bureau posts an audio interview with a newsmaker from the Capitol.

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver talks about legislative and congressional redistricting and his plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $8.50 per hour. The Legislature -- more precisely, the GOP-led Senate and the Democrat-controlled Assembly -- last week unveiled plans for how state legislative seats would be drawn for the next decade. Still unresolved, though, are the twists and turns the state's congressional boundaries will take -- a rather burning issue with New York losing two congressional seats and after a federal judge ordered congressional primaries be moved from September to June. Silver, who will be in Buffalo today for an Assembly Democratic campaign committee fundraiser and, as a diehard New York Rangers fan, to attend tonight's Sabres-Rangers game, spoke to The Buffalo News in his Capitol office.


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--Tom Precious 

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

rmccarthy@buffnews.com


Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

tprecious@buffnews.com


Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

@jillterreri | jterreri@buffnews.com


Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

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