Several environmental advocacy groups have lodged a formal protest against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to help pay for a new Tappan Zee Bridge using $511 million in loans from a clean water fund.
A new poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a double-digit lead against his republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes, if a progressive third party candidate emerges.
The Common Core controversy has claimed another victim: New York State United Teachers president Dick Iannuzzi, who lost his seat over the weekend. The vote is remarkable for many reasons.
Over the weekend, NYSUT convention-goers elected Karen Magee, the 11-year head of the Harrison teachers union in Westchester County, to a three-year term as president of the New York State United Teachers. She unseated Richard Iannuzzi, who served since 2005, and was just the second NYSUT president in the union’s history.
The April 1 deadline has come and New York State has an on-time budget. New York Public Interest Research Group Legislative Director Blair Horner joins Alan in the studio today to talk about the budget. We want to know what you think of it, too.
Lawmakers are in Albany as the finishing touches are placed on the state's fiscal plan due April 1. There is mixed reaction to the spending package.
The $140 billion budget deal puts forward the state’s largest education allocations to date, including an increase of about $1.1 billion in school aid, $340 million for universal full-day pre-k, and a bond act to modernize classrooms.