New York Education Commissioner John King visited a Long Island elementary school Wednesday where he met privately with educators to talk about the state’s new, more rigorous education standards called Common Core. The meeting came after King canceled several public events following a raucous PTA meeting in Poughkeepsie last week.
A corruption commission appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has voted to issue subpoenas to some members of the state legislature. The subpoenas force lawmakers to disclose money paid to them by private law clients.
Anti gambling activists took a sledgehammer to a slot machine in front of the New York State Capitol on Tuesday. The activists were demonstrating against a ballot amendment to legalize gambling casinos in New York.
A Fairfield County, Connecticut anti-poverty agency is in trouble. NEON, which stands for Norwalk Economic Opportunity Now, provides social services to people in need in the Norwalk and Stamford area. The state has put the agency on notice while internal turmoil threatens its programs.