Andrew Cuomo

Charles Lane

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was on Long Island today delivering the same budget presentation he gave statewide several weeks ago.  Cuomo’s says the purpose of his visit was to amplify his voice in what he expects to be a “loud” legislative session.

Naomi Starobin

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is requesting help from the White House and FEMA in an effort to  obtain  road salt to treat the state’s highways.  The governor said on Thursday that the state is running out of salt used in snow removal.

The winter storm also prompted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency earlier in the day Thursday.  

Director of State Operations Howard Glaser says the emergency declaration is necessary for the state to help out local communities in these situations.

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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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Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a sweeping plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten.  This would make New York only the fourth state to launch such an ambitious program.  But  schools on Long Island are skeptical if not indignant. 

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A less heralded aspect of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014  agenda is a plan to increase the number of homes and businesses burning biomass for heat.

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