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State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is preparing for the upcoming legislative session. 

Silver has announced he has introduced a pair of bills that would institute early voting in New YorkState, along with a bill that tackles campaign finance reform. Silver says the bills together will help "give New York voters a far stronger voice and help level the playing field in the electoral process." The early voting bill would let New Yorkers vote at designated locations beginning two weeks prior to any general election and one week prior to any primary or special election.

Silver is also calling for lawmakers to take quick action to strengthen the state’s gun laws. Wanting New York to be a leader on gun control legislation, Silver has not ruled out a special session devoted solely to addressing this issue.

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