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Democrats nominate Heastie for speaker

Feb 03, 2015 6:05 am
Matthew Hamilton is reporting at Capitol Confidential Carl Heastie is the Assembly Democratic Conference’s unanimous nominee to be the next speaker of the state Assembly, Majority Leader Joe Morelle announced Mon., Feb. 2. An official vote on the chamber floor will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. As Silver left the chamber Monday evening, he said Heastie is a good man and he believes the Bronx Democrat will do a good job. As for his 21-year tenure, Silver said, “I’ve had a great run as speaker. I’ll be kind to someone else.” Read the full post at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.