Albany

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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Biden visits Albany
9:16 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Cuomo, VP Biden meet on infrastructure rebuilding plans

Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a discussion on the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in the Red Room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016 but they had nothing but praise for one another.

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NY politics
11:06 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cuomo faces challenges from the right and left in 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, greets New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after his public inauguration ceremony at City Hall in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014
Credit AP Photo/Seth Wenig

2014 is an election year for New York Governor Cuomo as well as all of the 213 seats in the legislature. Cuomo faces the challenge of balancing competing interests as he tries to win another term by a big margin.

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