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Silver: Fate of Pricing Decided by Monday

Liz Benjamin at the Daily Politics is reporting that Sheldon Silver will direct Assembly Democrats to take action on congestion pricing by Monday, when the window to receive $354 million in federal funds expires. However, Silver would not guarantee that pricing will reach the floor for a full vote, only that a decision will be reached one way or the other.

Benjamin also quoted from a radio interview Silver gave on WCBI AM, during which the Speaker admitted that his district would stand to benefit from pricing:

"I, for one, believe we should do something about congestion; I, forone, believe congestion is a serious problem," the speaker added. "Irepresent a portion of Manhattan that hopefully would be alleviated bythis plan. Notwithstanding that, there are a number of members whohave serious concerns about it."

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