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, for
one, believe congestion is a serious problem," the speaker added. "I
represent a portion of Manhattan that hopefully would be alleviated by
this plan. Notwithstanding that, there are a number of members who
have serious concerns about it."