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.
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.
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.
A spokesman for Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the firm was retained by the Ethics Committee as part of reforms announced in May.
Silver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Queens), who chairs the education committee, issued a statement Tuesday citing “serious issues” with the rollout of the more difficult learning standards.
State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have been working for five years to make Lunar New Year a recognized school holiday.
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.
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.
A spokesman for state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has confirmed that he is investigating William Rapfogel, who had been the CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty for more than 20 years.
Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.
A taxpayer-funded defense for New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is not sitting well with one fellow lawmaker.
The women, who also filed a claim against the Assembly, say they were hired by Assemblyman Vito Lopez last year and were subjected to sexual harassment by him. Just weeks before, Silver had settled claims by two other women against Lopez in a secret deal using $103,000 in public funds.
Assemblyman Vito Lopez of Brooklyn announced on Saturday that his resignation from the 53rd Assembly District seat is effective as of 9 a.m. Monday.
The New York assemblyman accused of asking young female staffers to massage him, touch his cancerous tumors and join him in hotel rooms said Saturday he will resign rather than possibly be expelled from the Legislature amid sexual harassment allegations.
Scandal-plagued Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez is stepping down from his seat next month, but Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says Lopez shouldn’t spend even another day in office.