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New York State Assembly Passes Budget

The New York State Assembly has passed a $140 billion election-year budget that funds statewide prekindergarten and provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations.

03/31/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito Back N.Y. State Dream Act

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have told a conference of state lawmakers they are backing a bill to open state financial aid to students in the country illegally.

03/22/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio (Credit: Governor's Office; (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sources: Cuomo Could Overrule de Blasio In Charter School Battle

Mayor Bill de Blasio is being pressured by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to settle his fight with charter school operators. According to sources, if he doesn’t the governor is threatening to settle the issue himself.

03/21/2014

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

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

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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Getty Images)

Pols Give Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Prison College Plan Failing Marks

Several state senators are attacking Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to fund more college classes in New York prisons. One launched an online petition against it.

02/18/2014

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

Screen capture of New York State of Health website

Legislators Cite Flaws In New York Health Exchange

Lost insurance coverage, higher premiums and confusion were among the problems New Yorkers have faced in trying to sign up for health care under the new federal law, state lawmakers said Monday.

01/13/2014

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. (credit: New York State Senate)

Charles Fuschillo Jr. To Resign From State Senate At Midnight

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo Jr. is stepping down after nearly 16 years in office.

12/31/2013

FILE - A speed camera (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Speed Cameras Could Soon Be Coming Near New York City Schools

New York State lawmakers have approved a bill allowing the city to install speed cameras in front of New York City schools.

06/22/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Dispute Over Abortion Sinks Women’s Rights Bills In N.Y. Legislature

A 10-part package of bills intended to protect women’s rights was derailed in the New York State Legislature Friday night, over concerns about a contentions late-term abortion proposal that was included.

06/22/2013

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