Albany

college aid to the children of undocumented immigr
6:37 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

NY Assembly passes 'Dream Act'

NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver promoting the "Dream Act."
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Assembly Democrats  approved  the Dream Act, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They urged the Senate to follow suit. 

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Business
9:37 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Cuomo's push to cut estate tax getting push from conservative groups

Conservative groups, including the Empire Center, say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to cut the estate tax would benefit many in the middle class.

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Panel led by Common Core supporter
5:04 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

NY bill would freeze Common Core

State Education Commissioner John King, left, explains the delayed phase-in of Common Core. Proposed legislation would go further.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Republicans have submitted legislation to halt Common Core.  This is the latest attack against the new, more rigorous school testing standards and goes further than other reforms offered to date.  

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Government
9:30 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Mental health advocates rally in Albany

Mental health advocates rally in support of budget proposals
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Community mental health advocates descended on Albany Tuesday. They were there to voice their approval for more than $200 million earmarked in Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal for new community services and supports for New Yorkers with psychiatric conditions. 

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NY begins legislative session
10:02 am
Tue January 14, 2014

NY lawmakers urged to expand access to medical marijuana

Monday was the first full session of the New York State Legislature and supporters of medical marijuana attended an Assembly hearing in support of a limited plan put forth by Governor Andrew Cuomo.  However, a number of obstacles remain in front of Cuomo’s plan.

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