Sheldon Silver en State budget "OK" for Long Island schools <p></p><p>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.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:20:16 +0000 Charles Lane 15047 at State budget "OK" for Long Island schools NY lawmakers consider delaying effects of Common Core testing <p>New York lawmakers say it’s likely the state budget will include a moratorium on the effects of school exams administered in connection with the controversial Common Core learning standards.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:25:52 +0000 Karen DeWitt 14807 at NY Assembly passes 'Dream Act' <p>New York Assembly Democrats &nbsp;approved &nbsp;the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented im<span style="line-height: 1.5;">migrants. They urged the Senate to follow suit.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:37:01 +0000 Karen DeWitt 13346 at NY Assembly passes 'Dream Act' NY Assembly Speaker Silver mixed on tax proposals <p></p><p>The leader of the New York State Assembly is non-committal about enacting the details of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tax commission plan. Speaker Sheldon Silver says he’s for property tax cuts, but not at the expense of school spending.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:00:49 +0000 Karen DeWitt 9730 at NY Assembly Speaker Silver mixed on tax proposals NY environmental group gives Sen. Klein dubious "award" <p>An environmental group has given Senate Independent Democratic Leader Jeff Klein its 2013 Oil Slick award, claiming the Senate Co-leader has done more than any other state legislator to harm the environment.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:07:01 +0000 Karen DeWitt 6475 at