Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that from Friday through Monday, drivers can expect sobriety checkpoints, increased DWI patrols and increased inspections on underage drinking and sales to minors.
Lawmakers in Albany seem to be close to a done deal to fund Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pre-kindergarten plan. But there’s one big difference from what the mayor’s been demanding for months.
Big changes could be coming to New York’s highly criticized Common Core curriculum. A state panel has recommended taking the emphasis off of tests, at least for the students.
De Blasio, in an MSNBC interview Monday, said he’s open to an alternative source, but wants a “verifiable” city funding stream for $530 million annually for five years, and he hasn’t seen it yet.
While Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo face off on how to fund universal pre-K, some parents whose children don’t have full-day kindergarten say the debate is out of order.
Astorino, 46, said he smoked pot when he was a college student, but noted he graduated nearly 25 years ago. He added he is against legalizing pot for recreational use.
Charter schools fired another salvo at Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday as he tried to make hay off a high-profile endorsement of his universal pre-kindergarten plan.
Officials said it happened after Mount Vernon defeated Mahopac on Feb. 27. Students and school officials said scuffles erupted in the stands and the racial slurs were posted afterward.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is pledging the support of the city’s Catholic schools to create universal pre-kindergarten.
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.
On a cold March day at the George Washington Bridge it was easy to forget the hot tempers of August 2011. Drivers and PATH train riders were angered by a Port Authority proposal to dramatically hike tolls and fares.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a $190 million expansion of after-school programs for middle school students.
Two Port Authority executives pointed by New Jersey Gov. Christie orchestrated a toll-hike plan 2011 that was later scaled back to bolster the images of New Jersey’s and New York’s governors, according to published reported.
The agency and the state share responsibilty for servicing mass transit bonds. But under Cuomo’s proposed budget, the MTA would pick up a larger chunk of the tab.
Internal squabbling at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has taken a new turn.