New York

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. 

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.

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.  

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.

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

Jan 23, 2014
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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