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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

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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