The union said there are 2,500 vacant seats in New York City’s charters schools. That’s why it wants to put the brakes on plans for more.
Rep. David Scribner, a ranking member of the Legislature’s transportation committee, said highway tolls, no matter how they are collected, are not the answer.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed the proposal on Wednesday.
The first of three increases to New York state’s minimum wage is set to go into effect at the end of 2013.
The proposal calls for the state to subsidize the cost of the freeze in 2014 with its budget surplus.
County legislators will vote on a plan by developer Bruce Ratner to renovate the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and build a retail and entertainment complex that would include restaurants, an ice rink, a bowling alley and a movie theater.
New Jersey recognizes civil unions, but marriage equality advocates argue that they don’t offer the legal protections of marriage as intended.
Christie plans to take the Democratic-controlled Legislature to task during a keynote address in Atlantic City for not reconsidering two bills he conditionally vetoed.
Voters were split 46-48 percent on whether Christie’s failure to make Republican gains in the Legislature would spell trouble for him if he runs for re-election in two years.
One break would continue a municipal option to provide tax incentives for purchases of new homes by first-time buyers. Sponsors call home ownership “the most potent form” of economic stimulus.
The tie-breaking member of a commission chosen to redraw boundaries for New Jersey’s 40 legislative districts selected a new election map submitted by Democrats, The Associated Press has learned.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sealing a deal with the Legislature on a tentative $132.5 billion state budget that would be historic for its spending cuts as well as its timeliness.
The Cuomo administration says it’s ready to make the Democrat’s $132.5 billion plan, which carries a 2.7 percent cut and deep gouges to the public university system, the law of the land on April 2.
Wednesday’s meeting was sponsored by the nonprofit Alliance for Action, a coalition of business, labor and government leaders.
The New Jersey Senate has voted to roll back a planned highway toll increase. Democrats said the increase shouldn’t go forward because it was meant to help pay for a new rail tunnel into New York that won’t be built.