Tag: Andrew Cuomo

Common Core Critics Hope Tide Turning In Battle Against Controversial Standardized...

The incoming chancellor’s remarks—made the same day as the gathering at East Islip Middle School—consequently carry enormous weight. Education advocates therefore view her acknowledgement that she’d “opt-out” as indication of a historically seismic shift—an alignment, even—away from the state’s long-held support of Common Core, and toward what opponents term “common sense” education policy.

It’s a Knockout: New York Lawmakers Legalize MMA

“Speaking for myself, I’ve been fighting now for seven years and I’ve been missing out on opportunities to fight in front of my family, friends and fans here in New York. Every year you’re just hopeful…For it to finally happen is a dream come true for me.”

Cuomo: LIRR Third Track Wouldn’t Impact Homes

The railroad's current two-rail system "prevents the transit-oriented economic and community development that the Coalition believes is essential if Long Island is to be competitive in a 21st-century economy and attractive to the young people we want to live and work here." Begun in 1844, the original premise of the railroad was to create a connection between New York City and Boston, and today is running on the same two tracks built when Long Island’s population was only 50,000.

Long Island Pols Launch Campaign For New York Paid Family Leave

The launch attracted Democrats representing local municipalities, the Nassau County Legislature, and the New York State Assembly. Collectively, they are seeking 12 weeks of paid leave for workers, which would amount to two-thirds of an individual's salary. The contingent did not offer specifics on how the program would be funded, but Cuomo has said his plan would be paid for through deductions from workers’ paychecks of 70 cents, followed by a $1.47 deduction by 2021.

Cuomo’s ‘Fight For $15’ Minimum Wage Tour Makes Long Island Stop

Cuomo’s latest pitch comes after his administration successfully enacted minimum wage increases for fast food workers and 28,000 employees of the SUNY system that would over time surge to $15 per hour. The governor has made the so-called “Fight for 15" a top priority of his 2016 agenda. And it's all part of a campaign called the "Mario Cuomo Campaign for Economic Justice," which has the support of nearly 100 religious leader across the state.

An Inside Look At How Skelos Trial Exposed Slimy Side Of...

Context was often lost between the pace of coverage and testimony jumping around between dates, blurring significant moments in the timeline of the conspiracy. Seen in full, it offers a revealing look at the raw power that money has in The Empire State's politics, and the abuse of this state's most trusted offices to capitalize on this power toward a lawmaker's personal objectives.

Long Island Set to Offer Medical Marijuana at Two Dispensaries as...

Two medical marijuana facilities are set to open Friday in Riverhead and Lake Success.

Cuomo Orders Testing Of Bethpage’s Ever-Creeping Toxic Plume

Subterranean toxic plume threatens to contaminate even more public drinking water supplies.

Zephyr Teachout, Anti-Common Core Firebrand, Running For Congress

“I'm running to raise up the voices of people who are shut out—and that includes the voices of parents and teachers.”

Attorneys for Dean Skelos and Son Request Acquittal

Attorneys argue that the evidence outlined in court was not strong enough to warrant a conviction.
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