The New York state budget agreement struck Monday did not include a minimum wage hike or property tax relief, but it did include a new tax cut for luxury yachts.
About 50 immigrant students who live illegally in New York state have started a hunger strike after a proposal that would allow them to apply for state financial aid for college was not included in the state’s budget, some of the students said Wednesday.
New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he is sticking with a promise not to sign a state budget without legislative ethics reforms.
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders negotiated over property tax relief, charter schools and prekindergarten funding Monday – with a budget deadline looming in a week.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have told a conference of state lawmakers they are backing a bill to open state financial aid to students in the country illegally.
The 30-29 vote was short of the 32 votes needed to pass, a rare defeat for a bill on the floor of the Senate.
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.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held a ceremonial signing of a bill Tuesday that lowers tuition costs at public colleges for New Jersey students who lack lawful immigration status.
On Monday, Christie had planned to meet with Hispanic leaders in Union City and hold a public signing at Colin Powell Elementary School. A spokesman says the signing will be rescheduled for later this week to accommodate all those who want to attend.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says anyone who thought he wasn’t serious about easing college tuition costs for students living in the U.S. illegally owes him an apology.
The Democratic National Committee and American Bridge for the 21st Century released ads Thursday attacking the GOP governor and possible 2016 candidate.
The New Jersey Legislature doesn’t plan to amend an immigrant tuition bill to reflect Gov. Chris Christie’s suggested changes.
The Republican governor said the Senate bill grants richer benefits than the federal Dream Act and could make New Jersey a magnet for students in the country illegally who want to go to college.
At an event at Make The Road New York, some organizers said immigration reform would be an important Mother’s Day gift for some.
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that the state should its own DREAM Act to help undocumented immigrants go to college.