New York

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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Education
11:52 am
Mon February 24, 2014

NY plans to create nation's first homeland security college

The state of New York plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Backers say it’s a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.

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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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NY biomass industry responds
10:08 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Cuomo looking to launch biomass heating program to reduce heating oil consumption

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, presents his 2014-15 executive budget proposal at the Hart Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

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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$1.5m snow moving train is digging ditches
5:55 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

LIRR's 'Darth Vader' yet to make snow debut

Dubbed "Darth Vader" this $1.5 million train has so far only been used to dig ditches.
Credit Courtesy of MTA

Even with all the snow on Long Island this week, the Long Island Rail Road still hasn't called out its secret snow-clearing weapon.  In fact, said snow weapon hasn't seen active snow duty yet.    

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