August 7, 2011

Statement From Speaker Silver
On The Passing Of Governor Hugh Carey

As a State Assemblyman, I worked with Governor Carey for six years and I learned a great deal from him. Governor Carey guided New York through some of its most difficult challenges and helped rescue the city and state from the brink of financial disaster. We all owe him a huge debt of gratitude and he set the stage for a tremendous comeback that allowed New York to continue to truly be the Empire State. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.