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LI gets near 6% increase in ed funding
5:20 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

State budget "OK" for Long Island schools

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) answers reporter questions following budget session
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

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.

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No baseline without test takers
4:58 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Common Core optouts reach critical number

State Education Commissioner John King, Jr., listens to a speaker during a forum on Common Core learning reforms.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

Educators on Long Island say the number of students and parents opting-out of taking standardized state tests this week is growing. The numbers are so high the tests could be deemed invalid.  

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Includes disbanding Moreland Commission
8:53 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

NY lawmakers and Gov. Cuomo reach budget agreement

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers have agreed to a $137 billion dollar state budget. The agreement includes a limited pilot program for public campaign financing that would  apply only   to the state Comptroller’s race.

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Museum plans to update permanent exhibitions
6:13 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Conn. bond funds include $1.1M for exhibits at Discovery Museum & Planetarium

Connecticut’s state bonding commission approved more than $40 million in borrowing on Friday. The bonding includes 1-point-1 million dollars for facility and exhibit improvements at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport.

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Reelection campaign begins
12:12 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Malloy announces candidacy for reelection

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he will seek a second term in office. The Democrat made the announcement Friday following a meeting of the State Bond Commission. Malloy previously said he would unveil his decision after the legislative session adjourns in May. He said he and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman made a "mutual decision" to run again and "intend to be around a while." Republicans who are running for governor include Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton.

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