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Gov. Cuomo, Top State Legislators Head To Israel For ‘Unity Mission’

Cuomo says with Israel under increasing threat and antisemitic incidents on the rise, the time is now to make the state’s commitment clear.

08/12/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo, New York Officials To Visit Israel Tuesday

Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit.

08/10/2014

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Sponsor Hopes For Agreement On Medical Marijuana Bill In New York

The bill’s sponsor said talks between between the governor’s office, Senate and Assembly have started and and her goal is an agreement within days.

06/12/2014

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, N.Y. (credit: kennedycatholic.org)

Religious Schools Call On New York State Lawmakers To Approve Tax Credits

Charter schools and pre-kindergarten are getting funding in the recently approved state budget. But tax credits that would have benefited private schools with up to $150 million a year have so far been denied.

04/08/2014

Children hold signs to support charter schools during a protest against their closure in Albany on Mar. 4, 2014. (credit: Sam Stiers)

Thousand Brave Cold In Albany To Take Sides In Charter School Vs. Pre-K Debate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a massive state Capitol rally for charter schools that he’s committed to making sure they have money and a physical space to thrive.

03/04/2014

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York Assembly Passes DREAM Act, But Will Senate Follow Suit?

New York’s Assembly passed a bill that would open state tuition assistance programs to undocumented immigrant students, a measure that now moves to an uncertain future in the Senate.

02/25/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs a child after reading a book to a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: City On Track To Roll Out Universal Pre-K This Fall

The mayor visited P.S. 130 in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon to announce his administration has lined up all the classroom seats and then some to roll out universal pre-K this September.

02/25/2014

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Pols Give Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Prison College Plan Failing Marks

Several state senators are attacking Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to fund more college classes in New York prisons. One launched an online petition against it.

02/18/2014

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Top State Lawmakers: Halt Evaluations Using Common Core Standards

Silver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Queens), who chairs the education committee, issued a statement Tuesday citing “serious issues” with the rollout of the more difficult learning standards.

02/04/2014

Leiby Kletzky (credit: Handout)

100 Security Cameras Going Up In Brooklyn Communities In Response To Leiby Kletzky Murder

The taxpayer-funded security system will augment an already insular ultra-Orthodox community that has its own volunteer police force, ambulances and schools.

09/23/2013

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Plan For ‘Huge’ Long Island Casino In The Works

A proposal to build a major Long Island casino with video slot machines is part of closed-door negotiations to expand casino gambling in New York, according to the head of the Nassau County Off-Track Betting Corp. and a legislative bill.

05/16/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Catholics Lobby In Albany As Abortion Fight Brews

Catholic bishops are making their annual lobbying visit to Albany as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Senate Republicans are starting to clash over the governor’s abortion law proposal.

03/19/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Critics Contend Extending ‘Temporary’ Income Tax Is Bad For NY

The $2 billion income tax increase isn’t due to expire until 2014, but that’s an election year.

03/18/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Not Open To Changes In Substance Of Gun Control Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he is only open to “technical changes” to correct mistakes in his landmark gun control legislation, and not substantive changes.

03/04/2013

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (file / credit: Office of Sheldon Silver)

Eye On Politics: Sheldon Silver Pushes N.Y. DREAM Act

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that the state should its own DREAM Act to help undocumented immigrants go to college.

02/07/2013

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