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NY Legislature To Move Primary From Sept. 11

05/15/12 07:28 PM ET AP

Sheldon Silver

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's legislative leaders have agreed to move the Sept. 11 political primary in remembrance of the deaths and rescues in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) say an agreement has been struck to move the primary to Sept. 13.

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

The Senate passed the measure Tuesday. The Assembly is expected to follow suit within days.

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

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