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NY Legislature to Move Primary from Sept. 11

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 05:42 PM

New York's legislative leaders have agreed to move the Sept. 11 political primary to honor the memory of deaths and rescues in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos say an agreement has been struck to move the legislative primary to Thursday, Sept. 13.

Skelos says it is tempting to hold the primary as scheduled in defiance of terrorism, but says he is honoring a request by New York City firefighters and police.

The 2001 attacks came on a primary day, which was suspended.

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