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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The taxpayer-funded security system will augment an already insular ultra-Orthodox community that has its own volunteer police force, ambulances and schools.
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.
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.
The $2 billion income tax increase isn’t due to expire until 2014, but that’s an election year.
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.
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that the state should its own DREAM Act to help undocumented immigrants go to college.
Pitching his budget proposals to an audience at City College on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said one of his top priorities is raising the state’s minimum wage.
The Assembly voted in favor of the bill 104-43. The bill was passed by the Senate 43-18 late Monday. It was immediately was brought to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed it into law.
Under the proposal announced by Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos, new laws would impose tougher prison sentences for illegal gun possession, using illegal weapons for crimes or taking them on school property.