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New York Assembly Passes Bill For Paid Medical Leave, Affordable Child Care

New York’s Assembly has passed a series of bills intended to provide affordable child care, increase funding for child care subsidies and establish paid leave for medical emergencies, the birth or adoption of a child or to take care of a sick relative.

03/05/2014

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

New York Assembly Passes DREAM Act, But Will Senate Follow Suit?

New York’s Assembly passed a bill that would open state tuition assistance programs to undocumented immigrant students, a measure that now moves to an uncertain future in the Senate.

02/25/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio hugs a child after reading a book to a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: City On Track To Roll Out Universal Pre-K This Fall

The mayor visited P.S. 130 in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon to announce his administration has lined up all the classroom seats and then some to roll out universal pre-K this September.

02/25/2014

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

New York Assembly Pays $205K To Firm For Sexual Harassment Reform, Probes

A spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the firm was retained by the Ethics Committee as part of reforms announced in May.

02/25/2014

A race at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens (file/credit: NYRA via YouTube)

Queens Assemblyman Wants Funding Diverted To Upgrade ‘Disgusting’ Aqueduct Racetrack

On Monday, New York State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder announced legislation to require NYRA to use its share of casino money earmarked for capital projects only at Aqueduct.

02/24/2014

Chun Michael Deng (credit: CBS 2)

Anti-Hazing Law Proposed In Memory Of Baruch College Student

Two state lawmakers are looking to strengthen New York’s anti-hazing laws after a Baruch College fraternity member died in December.

02/23/2014

A woman votes in Harlem on Sept. 10, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

New York Senate, Assembly At Impasse Over Primary Date

New York Senate Republicans and Assembly Democrats are at odds over when to hold federal and state primaries this year.

02/03/2014

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer (credit: Getty Images)

Comptroller Scott Stringer Urges Albany To Let NYC Set Own Minimum Wage

City Comptroller Scott Stringer wants the city’s minimum wage raised to $11 an hour. The state minimum wage is $8.

01/27/2014

Myls Dobson

State Lawmakers Look To Close Loophole With ‘Myls’ Law’

It took a 4-year-old boy’s torture and death to expose a loophole in state law, some legislators in Albany say.

01/14/2014

New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (credit: New York State Assembly)

Witness: Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Wanted To Cash In On Senior Center

The key witness in the bribery trial of a Bronx assemblyman told jurors Wednesday about the show-me-the-money culture that was thriving in Albany.

01/08/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Cuomo: Assemblymen Must Deny Harassment Allegations Or Resign

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that if two state lawmakers are guilty of sexual harassment claims against them, they need to resign.

12/31/2013

New York Assemblyman Micah Kellner (credit: New York State Assembly)

Probe Finds Assemblyman Sexually Harassed Staff

New York state lawmaker Micah Kellner violated the Assembly’s sexual harassment policy by making inappropriate comments to staff members in 2009 and 2011, an ethics committee investigation found.

12/30/2013

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Speaker Silver Calls For Faster Increase In State Minimum Wage

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said Monday that he wants to accelerate the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase to $9 by 2015 and tie it to the inflation rate.

12/30/2013

Boy doing homework (file/credit: CBS 2)

Parents Complain Common Core Curriculum Assignments Are Too Challenging

There’s growing criticism about what’s being taught in New York State public schools under the controversial new Common Core curriculum.

10/21/2013

Apple iPhone

State Assemblyman: Spying Apps Can Enable Stalking, Abuse

A New York State assemblyman has called for a ban on new smart phone apps that make it easy for people to spy on loved ones.

07/07/2013

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