NY http://wshu.org en Schools sharing services...an idea whose time hasn't come? http://wshu.org/post/schools-sharing-servicesan-idea-whose-time-hasnt-come <p>New York Governor&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:12:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 16180 at http://wshu.org Poll: most NYers say they're not better off compared to a year ago http://wshu.org/post/poll-most-nyers-say-theyre-not-better-compared-year-ago <p>A new poll finds the majority of New Yorkers say they are not&nbsp;better off now than they were four years ago. &nbsp;The sentiments do not seem to be hurting Governor Andrew Cuomo’s chances for reelection.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:34:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 14681 at http://wshu.org MTA tax upheld. For now. http://wshu.org/post/mta-tax-upheld-now <p></p><p>The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries. &nbsp;On Thursday New York&#39;s top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn&#39;t over yet. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:23:40 +0000 Charles Lane 6555 at http://wshu.org MTA tax upheld. For now. Reports on Moreland Commission "troubling" http://wshu.org/post/reports-moreland-commission-troubling <p>There have been several news reports in recent days that portray New York Governor Andrew Cuomo&rsquo;s anti-corruption commission as losing its independence. &nbsp;Government reform groups say they are worried the Moreland Commission is losing its way.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:42:49 +0000 Karen DeWitt 6423 at http://wshu.org