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The King of Albany Gridlock Breaks His Silence

As reported by WNYC:

NEW YORK, NY June 11, 2007 - As the mayor continues to push for a congestion pricing scheme for midtown Manhattan, the focus of the debate has shifted to --- you guessed it -- Albany.

REPORTER: Assembly members had many questions for the mayor on Friday, and Speaker Sheldon Silver said today he had issues of his own.

SILVER: Will mass transit be ready to handle the overage? What's the significance? So these are all questions that hopefully good minds will get to work on answering and we'll have a comprehensive plan that makes sense.

REPORTER: Speaking to reporter's upstate, Silver said there would be no decision made before the legislative session ends later this month. But he held out hope that something could be voted on later this summer. City officials are urging action by august so the plan can qualify for federal grant money.

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