If the effort is successful, districts would base any layoffs, in part, on the quality of a teacher’s work. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been aggressively campaigning for the change.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blames cuts in education funding for the move.
Tuesday’s budget hearing in Albany will set the course for some of the year’s most heated confrontations between the popular new governor and the Legislature.
U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced that the cities’ fire departments have been awarded grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee has invited several speakers to address a recent spike in violent crime.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made the first strike in the fight over his budget proposal with an attack on the special interests that will try to get the Legislature to block his spending cuts.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s firm yet vague threat to lay off thousands of state workers as part of the budget he’ll present Tuesday has employees and their families shaking.
The rank and file were supposed to vote on the proposal to avoid layoffs next week, but comments from business administrator Jack Kelly may have derailed that.
The mayor of New Jersey’s second-largest city and the head of its police union say they’ve reached an agreement to avert the layoff of 82 police officers.
Sony spokeswoman Mami Imada said Tuesday the plant closure in New Jersey was due to declining CD sales as more people opt to buy music digitally.
Deep layoffs began in Camden Tuesday. Up to one-fourth of the city government’s workforce is expected to lose their jobs.
Exactly how many jobs are eliminated depends partly on whether public workers’ unions make last-minute concessions.
Camden County plans to take over the Ferry Avenue Branch. The main branch downtown could be closed and replaced with a space carved out of Rutgers University’s Robeson Library.
The Civil Service Employees Association released the data from a state Freedom of Information request made to the Paterson administration.
The letters to 898 people slated for layoffs announced by Gov. David Paterson in October advise them of their rights under union contracts and civil service law.