Tag: New York State
Long before Hillary Clinton became the fifth presidential candidate in history to lose an election despite winning the popular vote, a movement had already emerged endeavoring to change how presidential elections are decided and operated—in theory, giving each voter a true stake in one of the most fundamental elements of democracy by empowering state legislatures to effectively nullify the current electorate system and decide the victor solely according to the populous vote. Already 11 states, including New York, have passed legislation to join the national popular vote compact. Collectively, these states represent 165 electoral votes, placing them only 105 shy of reaching the 270 threshold for the race to be decided.
New York has officially adopted the Uniform Bar Exam, or UBE, which means the individual state bar exam will be no more. Anyone looking to become a lawyer in The Empire State will now have to take another exam starting in just a few months.
State lawmakers joined Common Core opponents in criticizing President Barack Obama’s nomination of former New York State Education Commissioner John King for U.S. Secretary of Education in the first day of confirmation hearings Thursday. King, who assumed the role of acting secretary in January, remains a lightning rod for fury among parents and teachers across New York State upset about his botched implementation of the controversial Common Core education reforms, which led to hundreds of thousands of students across the state and nation “opting out” of taking the standardized tests.
New Yorkers interested in signing up for the program must receive a prescription from a certified physician and then register with the New York State Department of Health.
Two medical marijuana facilities are set to open Friday in Riverhead and Lake Success.
"I did not want to have a problem in Albany."
"I have to think about the next election," the senator told his son.
Does the return of NHL hockey or any other professional sports franchise to Nassau County matter?
"This is political posturing to try to curry favor with parents who are fed up with his education reforms."
"To have the Supreme Court of the United States reaffirm that marriage equality is a constitutional right, you can’t get any bigger than this.”