New York State’s Teacher of the Year testified at a Senate hearing that even she could not receive high marks in her teacher evaluation process, due to what she and others say is the dysfunctional implementation of the new Common Core standards.
Advocacy groups are encouraged by recent statements by the co- chair of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission, who says he now favors public financing of political campaigns.
Now that this year’s elections are over, the political world is gearing up for the 2014 contests. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to seek another term, and so far no one has officially said that they will run against him.
Now that elections are over, deadlines for the state budget are rapidly approaching. New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has released a largely positive budget outlook for the New Year, though he warns of some uncertainties.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not lose any time in publicizing a win on a gambling expansion amendment in Tuesday’s voting. The governor made two public appearances in regions that are now authorized to build resort style casinos.
A proposal on Tuesday’s ballot would raise the retirement age for some New York judges from 70 to age 80. Supporters include the state’s 68 year old chief judge, while opponents say the measure is too flawed to be approved.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission held another hearing Monday evening focusing on reforming the state’s campaign finance system. A reform group is out with a report that they say raises questions about five million dollars spent on lobbying and donations by the pharmaceutical industry.