Capitol Pressroom

Jan. 27, 2014: Jimmy Vielkind and Rick Karlin, Assemblymembers Patricia Fahy and Carrie Woerner, Angelica Clarke, Mike Elmendorf

Assembly Democratic support for Speaker Sheldon Silver has waned.

Reporters Jimmy Vielkind of Capital New York and Rick Karlin of the Times Union will discuss last night’s Assembly Democratic closed-door conference which concluded with members reportedly telling Silver that he could resign now or step down now and come back if he is acquitted of the charges against him.

Assemblymembers Carrie Woerner (D – Round Lake) and Patricia Fahy (D – Albany) explain the mood in the Assembly Democratic Conference and the possible shift in leadership.

Angelica Clarke, an organizer with Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration, describes criminal justice and police operations reforms the group would like to see this session as part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

New York’s infrastructure is in dire need of upgrades. Mike Elmendorf, President and CEO of the Association of General Contractors of New York State, explains Governor Cuomo’s infrastructure plans for this year and the state’s greatest needs.

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