Newly elected Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie made clear one of his top priorities in his first news conference, where he called for passage of the Dream Act, which would offer college aid to children of undocumented immigrants.
Speaker Heastie says when it comes to helping young New Yorkers with paying for college, there’s a double standard.
Scott Jackson, Chairman of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, center, listens as committee member Dr. Alice M. Forrester, right, speaks, during a meeting of the commission at the Legislative Office Building, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission will present a full report to Malloy next month. Malloy formed the commission after the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. For two years, they've been meeting regularly, discussing gun violence, mental health and school safety. They released a draft version of that final report on Thursday.
When Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy delivers his budget proposal to lawmakers next week, it’ll include funding for a comprehensive study of Long Island Sound, designed to give the state an inventory of resources like plants, animals, and minerals in the sound.
Democrats in the New York State Senate are pushing for some reforms that directly address problems that led to the arrest and resignation of the Assembly Speaker. They want to virtually ban all outside income for lawmakers.
The proposals come two-and-a-half weeks after the Democratic Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, was arrested on corruption charges, and one week after he resigned as speaker.
Silver is charged with subverting his employment at two private law firms to gain nearly $6 million dollars in kickbacks and bribes.