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Charter School Supporters Praise Tentative Deal, But NY Budget Still Unresolved

Sources tell CBS 2 that part of the budget includes a tentative deal between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo over charter schools in New York City.

03/28/2014

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

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

Kids in a classroom (file/credit: CBS 2)

Top State Lawmakers: Halt Evaluations Using Common Core Standards

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.

02/04/2014

Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown (file/credit: Julian Ungano/Getty Images)

NY State Lawmakers Again Propose School Holiday For Lunar New Year

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have been working for five years to make Lunar New Year a recognized school holiday.

01/30/2014

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 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

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, William Rapfogel (file/credit: Facebook/Met Council)

Longtime Met Council CEO Under Investigation, Fired For ‘Financial Irregularities’

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.

08/12/2013

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

NYS Taxpayers To Cover Cost Of Lawsuits Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

Under New York law, the state defends elected officials who acted in their official capacity.

06/25/2013

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

GOP Lawmaker Blasts Taxpayer-Funded Defense For Speaker Silver

A taxpayer-funded defense for New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is not sitting well with one fellow lawmaker.

06/22/2013

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)/Vito Lopez (credit: CBS 2)

Vito Lopez Sexual Harassment Accusers File Suit Against Him, Assembly Speaker Silver

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.

06/06/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Vito Lopez Resigns A Month Earlier Than Planned

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.

05/20/2013

Vito Lopez

Assemblyman Lopez Announces Plans To Resign On Monday Morning

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.

05/18/2013

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