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Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Back N.Y. State Dream Act

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.

03/22/2014

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SUNY Announces Plan To Standardize Financial Aid Letters For Students At All Schools

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher says the initiative is part of SUNY’s effort to decrease the loan default rate of SUNY students by at least 5 percent over the next five years. The average default rate is now 13 percent.

02/23/2013

Caitlin Semo speaks at a student-loan news conference. (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

New York College Students Asking Lawmakers To Block Rate Increase On Loans

Some students who take out federally-subsidized loans are asking Washington lawmakers to block a rate increase scheduled to take place this July.

04/22/2012

The area around a damaged Bridgeport building is secured by police. (Photo/Paul Murnane)

FEMA Denies Connecticut Request For Tornado Aid

The state announced Friday that FEMA turned down the request, ruling the damages weren’t beyond what the state was capable of fixing.

09/10/2010