David Buchwald http://wamc.org en Buchwald: Strip Pensions From Convicted Officials http://wamc.org/post/buchwald-strip-pensions-convicted-officials <p>A freshman state lawmaker says there is growing support for a bill that would strip the pension benefits from any elected official in New York, or state employee, who is convicted of a felony that’s a violation of their public duties. The bill is sponsored in the Assembly by White Plains Democrat David Buchwald. Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:35:00 +0000 Brian Shields 85179 at http://wamc.org Buchwald: Strip Pensions From Convicted Officials HV Assemblymembers Want Common Core-Linked Tests Redeveloped http://wamc.org/post/hv-assemblymembers-want-common-core-linked-tests-redeveloped <p>Three New York state assemblymembers from the lower Hudson Valley are calling for the new Common Core-linked tests to be scrapped. They say the tests are unfair assessments and costly to school districts. The State Education Department disagrees.</p><p>Democratic Assemblymembers Tom Abinanti, David Buchwald, and Amy Paulin, all from Westchester County, penned a letter dated October 21 to the New York State Board of Regents chancellor. Here’s Paulin, from Scarsdale.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:14:21 +0000 Allison Dunne 76175 at http://wamc.org HV Assemblymembers Want Common Core-Linked Tests Redeveloped