N.Y. State Budget Agreement Includes Education, Ethics Reforms; Eliminates Minimum Wage HikeThe 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.
Immigrant Students Begin Hunger Strike For NY Dream ActAbout 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.
Cuomo: Legislative Ethics Reforms Must Be Part Of State BudgetNew York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he is sticking with a promise not to sign a state budget without legislative ethics reforms.
Cuomo, Lawmakers Negotiate On Pre-K, Property Tax Relief For State BudgetNew 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.
De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Back N.Y. State Dream ActMayor 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.
Dream Act Fails In New York SenateThe 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 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.
Christie Holds Ceremonial Signing Of Immigrant Tuition BillNew 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.
Gov. Chris Christie Postpones Signing Of Immigrant Tuition ActOn 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.
Christie Says He'll Sign Immigrant Tuition Bill If Financial Aid Provision DroppedNew 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.
Democrats Target Christie In Two New AdsThe Democratic National Committee and American Bridge for the 21st Century released ads Thursday attacking the GOP governor and possible 2016 candidate.
Immigrant Tuition Bill Will Go To Christie 'As Is'The New Jersey Legislature doesn't plan to amend an immigrant tuition bill to reflect Gov. Chris Christie's suggested changes.