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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

The Race to Build Upstate Casinos Begins

Monday, March 31, 2014

Bidders must show they have the money, the land they need, support from neighboring communities and the potential to stimulate economic activity.

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Transportation Nation

New York Gov. Cuomo: "Structural Changes" a Possibility for Port Authority

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A day after New Jersey's governor said he'd like to "explore" splitting up the massive bi-state authority, his counterpart in New York says he agrees the Port needs to be overhauled.

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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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WNYC News

NY State Budget Deal Expected Friday

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Legislative leaders said a final state budget deal could happen Friday. They need a deal by midday in order to deliver an on-time budget when the fiscal year ends on Monday.

Jeff Klein, Senate co-leader and leader of the Independent Democrats said they were close to an agreement but are ...

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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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Schoolbook

Cuomo Seeks More State Control to 'Protect' Charter Schools

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will oppose a system in which charter schools can be "aborted" by any mayor or any city in New York.

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Schoolbook

Senate Takes Aim at De Blasio's Power Over Charters

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Senate leaders are seeking to protect charter schools in the state budget by giving them more funds, and by preventing Mayor Bill de Blasio from charging them rent to stay inside city public school buildings. Actions to help the charters appear to have some support from Governor Andrew Cuomo but the state's Assembly Speaker is not on board.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"We Will Fund It" Says Cuomo on Pre-K

Monday, March 10, 2014

"Forget the numbers...we will fund the need," said Governor Cuomo, insisting that his plan to fund pre-k statewide would accommodate the demand for seats — making Mayor de Blasio's proposed tax unnecessary.

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WNYC News

NYS Budget Talks Get Real as Deadline Nears

Monday, March 10, 2014

Budget negotiations are expected to get serious at the New York State Capitol this week, with the spending plan due at the end of the month.

The state Senate and Assembly are due to put out separate budget resolutions Wednesday, the first step toward reaching a final deal with Gov. ...

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WNYC News

Westchester Cty Executive Expected to Launch NY Gubernatorial Bid

Monday, March 03, 2014

"The state is going in the wrong direction," Astorino says.

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WNYC News

TV and Film Jobs Flock to New York from Hollywood

Thursday, February 27, 2014

California is losing entertainment industry jobs—to New York.

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WNYC News

Cuomo "No Opinion" On Whether Port Chief Should Resign

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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New York's Governor offers no reaction to calls for resignation of Port Authority Chairman David Samson.

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Schoolbook

Mayor: Now We Have the Pre-K Seats, Still Need the Funding

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In response to a request for proposals, the  Department of Education said potentially it could open 29,000 full-day seats this fall, well over the mayor's initial target. But the issue of money -- and the rush to expand -- remain causes for concern. 

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Schoolbook

Cuomo Digs In Against de Blasio's Pre-K Tax

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The governor's latest line of attack marks a new phase in his assault on Mayor de Blasio's push to tax wealthy city residents to fund pre-k. And Cuomo appears to have the upper hand.

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De Blasio Prepares for 'Profound Fight' Over Pre-K

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The NYC mayor said he was ready for battle despite signs in Albany that his tax plan for expanding pre-kindergarten may have hit a roadblock.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Tax Plan To Go Under Microscope in Albany

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Governor's promise to cut and freeze some taxes will get some scrutiny during budget hearings in Albany on Monday

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Schoolbook

Pressure Mounting to Halt Evaluations Tied to Common Core

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Getting blow-back from their constituents and teachers unions, state lawmakers are calling for a moratorium on any high-stakes decisions based on the new Common Core learning standards.

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WNYC News

In Albany, a Cuomo-de Blasio Bromance

Monday, January 27, 2014

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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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WNYC News

Cuomo Budget: Spending Plan or a Re-election Agenda?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Many of the major components in Cuomo’s budget, including universal pre-kindergarten and business tax cuts, take three-to-four years to be fully phased in. Even the property tax freeze is a multi-year proposal.

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