FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 9, 2013

Silver Supports Gov. Cuomo's Call in State-of-the State Message to
Reduce Gun Violence and Strengthen Gun Control Laws

Assembly Commitment to Early Childhood Education
Embraced by Governor in Speech

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver answers questions from the Capitol press corps following Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2013 State-of-the-State Message in Albany. Silver, who favors a ban on assault rifles, said he supports the Governor's proposal to strengthen the state's gun laws and crackdown on the availability of assault weapons.

As a strong advocate of Universal pre-K, Silver also agrees with the Governor's proposal today to build on a long-time Assembly initiative and invest in high-quality early childhood education. The Speaker noted that education experts have determined pre-K students are more likely to reach their education potential than students who start school later.