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Education
10:49 am
Thu March 6, 2014

NY Assembly votes to delay Common Core

New York State's Assembly chamber
Credit assembly.state.ny.us

The New York State Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday to delay some of the effects of the state’s Common Core learning standards.

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Bellone eyes plan for free filtration systems
12:43 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Bellone: Nitrogen is greatest crisis in generations

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivering his State of the County address
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone delivered his annual State of the County address last night. He said Suffolk is stronger, safer, and resilient. Bellone spent most of his speech pressing the need for improved water quality.  

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Obama pushes for $10.10 minimum wage
9:10 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Obama visits Connecticut and calls for federal minimum wage increase

President Obama speaking at the minimum wage rally at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain on Wednesday March 5th, 2014. Seated on stools from left to right behind Obama are US Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Schafee, Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.
Credit Ebong Udoma

President Barack Obama was in Connecticut on Wednesday making a push for an increase in the federal minimum wage. The president was joined on stage by the governors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut.

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Westchester County Executive to run as Republican
1:58 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Astorino announces candidacy for NY Governor

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced his candidacy on YouTube on Wednesday.
Credit YouTube

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced his candidacy on Wednesday to run as a Republican against Governor Andrew Cuomo. Astorino made his announcement on YouTube.

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NY politics
12:57 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Cuomo spends on ads to promote budget priorities

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending some of his multi million dollar campaign war chest on ads to promote his state budget priorities.

The ads, which feature in part Cuomo speaking directly to camera , focus on the governor’s pitch for his tax cut plan and an ethics package that includes public financing of political campaigns and a crack down on bribery.

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