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New York News
3:25 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

NY Assembly, Senate Budget Plans Due

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Budget negotiations are expected to get serious at the New York State Capitol this week, with the spending plan due at the end of the month.

The Senate and Assembly are due to put out their one house budget resolutions on Wednesday, the first step toward reaching a final deal with Governor Andrew Cuomo later this month.

There are a number of unresolved issues, including how to pay for and structure a plan to provide universal pre-kindergarten to New York’s four-year-olds. A multi-step plan proposed by Governor Cuomo to freeze property taxes has faced skepticism.   

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

3/5/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Mayor, Governor Speak at Dueling Rallies in Albany

Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at dueling rallies on education at the State Capitol that highlighted the two politicians’ differences over education issues.   

A rally to promote New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan for universal pre kindergarten  had been planned for weeks. The mayor spoke to around 1500 union members, urging them to put the pressure on state lawmakers to approve in the state budget the mayor’s plan to provide the classes for thousands of four year olds starting in September.

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New York News
8:02 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Cuomo Promotes State Budget Priorities

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending some of his $33 million dollar campaign war chest on ads to promote his state budget priorities.

The ads, which feature in part Cuomo speaking directly to camera , focus on the governor’s pitch for his tax cut plan and an ethics package that includes public financing of political campaigns and a crack down on bribery.

Karen Scharff, with Citizen Action, says the ethics ads are a good sign.

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New York News
8:33 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Computer Chip Center Marks 1st Phase Of Nano Utica

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The State University of New York's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering says construction of the $125 million dollar Computer Chip Commercialization Center at the SUNY Institute of Technology is ahead of schedule.

The completion of the steel construction of Quad-C on Thursday is the first phase of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $1.5 billion Nano Utica initiative announced in October.

Nano Utica is a private-public partnership that will feature six global technology companies and will invest $1.5 billion to create a regional hub for nanotechnology.

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New York News
8:16 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Energy Master Plan Under Way In Upstate NY

The New York Power Authority says work is underway on an Energy Master Plan for five upstate cities.

The power authority is working with local utilities, civic and government entities, and environmental groups in an effort aimed at reducing energy consumption and operating and maintenance costs.

An NYPA website also has been created to solicit ideas from the public and present details on the master-plan process.

The cities involved are Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers. Individual plans for all five cities are expected to be completed by fall.

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New York News
6:15 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Poll: New Yorkers Confused About Common Core

A new poll finds New Yorkers remain confused about the worth of the new Common Core learning standards, which schools in the state are in the process of adopting.

The Siena College poll finds voters are divided over the worth of the Common Core program. Around the same amount said they are not confident that Common Core will result in better preparing students to be college or career ready as those who say that the new learning standards are on the right track.

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New York News
8:39 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Comptroller Says NY In Stronger Fiscal Shape

New York's comptroller says state government is in better fiscal shape than it has been for years but could face future budget gaps, depending on unspecified savings and projected tax collection increases.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reviewed the Cuomo administration's proposed $137.2 billion budget for the fiscal year starting April 1. He says Monday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature deserve credit for closing structural budget gaps that plagued the state for years.

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New York News
8:21 am
Mon February 24, 2014

NY Groups Eye Lawsuit Over School Funding

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Two education advocacy groups say they're gathering evidence from school districts across New York with an eye toward suing the state over school funding.

The Alliance for Quality Education and Campaign for Fiscal Equity say they'll spend all next week visiting schools. They begin Monday with stops at the Cohoes and Hoosick Falls districts near Albany.

Organizers say the state is falling short of its obligation to provide students with a sound basic education and has broken a funding promise that came out of a 2006 court ruling.

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New York News
8:01 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Landowners' Group Contests NY Drilling Delay

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A landowners' group is challenging the state's delay in finishing its environmental analysis on the potential impact of drilling for natural gas through hydraulic fracturing in New York.

The suit was filed on behalf of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York claiming 70,000 members and owners of two Broome County properties. One had and one was seeking a drilling permit, both blocked from proceeding.

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