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NYS Assembly Leader Reserving Judgment On New State Senate Power-Sharing Deal

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver (file/Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver (file/Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It has been a week since Republicans and independent Democrats in the New York State Senate reached a power-sharing deal.

So far, Democratic state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is reserving judgment on the deal that took power from the traditional Democrats in the state Senate.

WCBS 880′s Monica Miller reports


“If they have taken bills that I personally sponsored and put it up as their goals in the legislative session, I’d be delighted,” Silver told WCBS 880′s Monica Miller.

Silver, who has led the Assembly since 1994, said he has not spoken to Senate Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeffrey Klein since the power-sharing deal was announced.

“We have no working relationship at this point,” Silver told Miller.

Under the senate deal, the position of temporary president of the senate will alternate between the Republicans and the five-member IDC every two weeks.

What do you think of the power-sharing deal in the state Senate?