Jeff Klein

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Gov. Cuomo, Top State Legislators Head To Israel For ‘Unity Mission’

Cuomo says with Israel under increasing threat and antisemitic incidents on the rise, the time is now to make the state’s commitment clear.

08/12/2014

FILE -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo, New York Officials To Visit Israel Tuesday

Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit.

08/10/2014

New York state Senate chamber (File / Credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Breakaway Democrats Might Dissolve Coalition With NY Senate Republicans

Senate Co-Leader Jeff Klein said Wednesday that his four-member Independent Democratic Conference will work to form a new coalition with traditional Democrats in the Senate.

06/25/2014

The inside of a limo bus that the owner claims was trashed by a group of drunken teens. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

New NY Law Would Require Underage Party Bus Passengers To Have Adult Chaperone

New legislation could put the brakes on underage drinking on party buses in New York. The law would require large groups of underage bus passengers to be accompanied by at least one adult chaperone.

04/17/2014

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Charter School Supporters Praise Tentative Deal, But NY Budget Still Unresolved

Sources tell CBS 2 that part of the budget includes a tentative deal between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools in New York City.

03/28/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

Dream Act Fails In New York Senate

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.

03/17/2014

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Report: ‘Shocking’ Conditions In N.Y. Day Care Centers

State inspections found children isolated in closets, subjected to corporal punishment and humiliated in New York day care centers that saw little state oversight and enforcement, according to a report released by the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference.

05/31/2013

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New York State Officials Urge Passage Of Foreclosure Protection Measures

One measure would require banks to negotiate a settlement with homeowners in foreclosure limbo. The other would impose criminal penalties for those committing fraudulent foreclosure practices.

05/29/2013

State Senators are proposing legislation that would warn parents about violations by city day care centers. (Credit CBS 2)

Report: Conditions At Some City Day Care Centers Could Put Your Child At Risk

Common violations included failure to properly screen workers for criminal records, not keeping areas clean, and not maintaining window guards.

05/16/2013

New York State Senate (credit: CBS 2)

NY Senate Democrats Get Chairmanships

The New York Senate’s new Republican majority has given committee chairmanships to three Democrats who split earlier from their party’s main caucus.

01/26/2011