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WNYC News

As Senate Session Ends, Battles Continue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New York's legislative session comes to a close Thursday, and there's still plenty of unfinished business.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany's End-of-Session Agenda

Monday, June 16, 2014

State lawmakers are approaching the end of this year’s legislative session. Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for The Daily News, talks about what’s left on Albany’s agenda, from legalized medical marijuana to minimum wage and specialized high schools.

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WNYC News

NY Senate Task Force Moves to Attack Heroin Epidemic

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The bills would require schools to carry supplies of a drug used to treat heroin overdoses; require better management of patients treated for drug addiction; and convert some recently closed state prisons to treatment centers.

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WNYC News

Officials Using Private Email to Keep Out of Public Record

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

When Justin Elliot tried to find out whether members of the Cuomo administration had special permission, they declined to comment.

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WNYC News

New York's Anti-Corruption Commission Is Disbanding

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

WNYC

Corruption might not be gone in Albany, but the special commission investigating it is.

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WNYC News

Crooked NY Lawmakers Have Little To Fear From New Laws

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Good government groups say new measures intended to combat public corruption will do little.

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Schoolbook

Pre-K Supporters Call State Budget a 'Win.' So Do Charter Schools.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Reactions to the state budget deal announced on Saturday flooded in, many of them applauding the new money to expand pre-kindergarten seats across the city and the additional support for charter schools.

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WNYC News

Still No NYS Budget Deal, Despite Friday Goal

Friday, March 28, 2014

some sticking points: public campaign financing and pre-kindergarten funding.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Crunch Week: Diane Savino

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Diane Savino, New York State Senator (IDC - Staten Island), talks about budget negotiations and her support for legalized medical marijuana.

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WNYC News

Dispute Ends Budget Meeting in Albany

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tensions ran high at a closed door meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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WNYC News

25 Arrests at Capitol, as Budget Talks Continue in Albany

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The protests took place as the governor and legislative leaders continued their budget negotiations behind closed doors.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: The Mayor's Big Week

Saturday, March 15, 2014

WNYC

It was a big week for Mayor Bill de Blasio. An explosion leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem — and then a plan for universal pre-kindergarten emerged in budget talks in Albany. It wasn't exactly his plan, and it wasn't exactly a victory. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Beth Fertig sit down with special guest Azi Paybarah of Capital New York to discuss This Week in Politics.

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Schoolbook

Senate Leaders Propose Full Pre-K Funding for New York City, Minus the Tax Increase

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Legislative leaders in Albany appear to agree that Mayor Bill de Blasio won't get his tax plan to fund pre-kindergarten and after-school programs, but that he should get all of the money he was asking for.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Slugging It Out in Albany

Saturday, March 08, 2014

WNYC

Cuomo and de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany vs NYC, Round Infinity

Monday, February 17, 2014

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight on Time Warner Cable News and Capital New York columnist, discusses the latest about Governor Cuomo, upstate lawmakers, and Mayor de Blasio and their fight over funding pre-K and other budget matters.

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Schoolbook

Regents Reverse Course, Pull Teacher Protections from Common Core Changes

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The state Board of Regents at the last minute reversed course and decided not to hold a final vote on some changes to weaken implementation of the Common Core standards in New York.

The Regents were set to vote to delay the effects of Common Core on high school seniors ...

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WNYC News

DiNapoli: State Spent Record Amount on OT

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Cuomo Administration racked up a record $611 million dollars in overtime payments over the past year. That’s according to New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. He said the 16 percent increase in overtime payments between 2012 and 2013 comes mostly from employees in institutional settings, like prisons and psychiatric centers. ...

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WNYC News

In Albany, a Cuomo-de Blasio Bromance

Monday, January 27, 2014

WNYC

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio might not agree on how to pay for pre-k or the future of LICH. But relax — they're pals!

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Transportation Nation

Another Albany Push to Stop Traffic Fatalities

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Two state lawmakers from Queens are proposing a new measure that would subject drivers with suspended or revoked licenses to tougher penalties if they're involved in a serious motor vehicle accident.

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WNYC News

Reform Groups Applaud Cuomo's Campaign Finance Proposals

Monday, January 20, 2014

Good government groups said they are pleased that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would put money in his new state budget to fund the public financing of campaigns, as well as money for better enforcement of existing campaign laws.

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