Assembly Speaker Reacts To Pataki's Address

By Greg Catlin

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 4, 2006 at 11:30 PM EDT

The Governor is, of course, a republican.
And, the state most powerful Democrat in the Legislature is Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Silver is not giving any ground to the Governor, except to say he is willing to work together.
Other than that, Silver took his shots at Pataki.
"For 11 years, through the highs and lows, New Yorkers have endured an administration that has been defined by a reluctance to lead, an administration unable to back its rhetoric with action," says Silver.
Silver says New York must remove guns from the streets, ban assault weapons and curb gun violence.
But, that was not mentioned once in Pataki's speech.

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