New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature approved a plan in the state budget to hold the line on taxes and encourage local governments and schools to merge and share services over the next few years. But according to a report by school administrators, attempts at school district mergers in recent years have failed, partly because the public doesn’t want them.
The University of Connecticut is officially recognizing the new union that will represent more than 2,100 graduate assistants working on UConn campuses. The State Board of Labor Relations determined on Thursday that more than 50% of the graduate4 students had signed the petition seeking collective bargaining rights.
Connecticut players leave the bench after the second half of the championship game against Notre Dame in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Connecticut won 79 -58.
Tuesday night, just one day after the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team won the NCAA championship, the UConn women repeated the achievement. Both UConn and Notre Dame were undefeated for the season going into the game, but the Huskies stunned the Fighting Irish, winning by more than 20 points.
This marks an unprecedented ninth NCAA division one championship for the UConn women. And it’s only the second time a division one school has had both its men and women’s teams at the top in the same year. The last time that happened was in 2004 – also by UConn.
Albany lawmakers are voting on a blizzard of budget bills that were hammered out over the weekend. The budget includes money for a property tax rebate for homeowners and a number of education initiatives. While many are satisfied with the education funding some more satisfied than others.