There’s a big change in New York's largest teacher’s union. This weekend NYSUT members elected Karen Magee as president after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll-out of the Common Core learning standards.
Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says a test public finance campaign might be unworkable.
The budget includes a multi-step plan that could reduce property taxes, $340 million dollars for schools to expand pre-K programs, and a limited test program for public campaign financing.
Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers have agreed to a very limited form of campaign finance reform in the state budget, which would only apply to the State Comptroller’s race.
Advocates spent a million dollars on television ads and countless hours lobbying and holding demonstrations in favor of adopting a ...
some sticking points: public campaign financing and pre-kindergarten funding.
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 ...
Tensions ran high at a closed door meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The state senate rejected a bill that would have given college tuition assistance to thousands of children of immigrants in the country illegally.
New York's lawmakers this week dive into the messy business of ironing out differences and finalizing a state budget.
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. ...
"The state is going in the wrong direction," Astorino says.
Assembly Democrats have approved a one house version of the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They're now urging the Senate to follow suit.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who calls the Dream Act a top priority, blamed opposition among Senate Republicans for ...
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 ...
The Governor's promise to cut and freeze some taxes will get some scrutiny during budget hearings in Albany on Monday
During testimony before a legislative hearing on Monday, Dr. Nirav Shah said he's not ready to share a progress report with New Yorkers.
The state’s health commissioner is scheduled to testify before the legislative fiscal committee Monday morning.
Opponents of the controversial extraction technique can breathe a sigh of relief, for now. In his budget this year, Gov. Cuomo isn't asking for the additional staff to issue permits that would signal the start of the process.
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. ...
A state ethics board has denied requests from groups on both sides of the abortion debate to keep private their donor lists.
The groups, including the pro-choice Family Planning Advocates and the Christian conservative New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, had argued that making public their donor lists could pose a ...
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.