Three New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to appoint a state monitor to the troubled East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. The move comes in response to recommendations issued by a state-appointed fiscal monitor.
Three New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to appoint a state monitor to the East Ramapo School District in Rockland County. The move comes in response to recommendations issued by a state-appointed fiscal monitor in November.
A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley Monday teamed up with a Rockland County non-profit organization to deliver Thanksgiving bags to families in need.
State Senator David Carlucci, an Independent Democrat, has for another Thanksgiving joined with Advocating For Change, a Spring Valley-based non-profit corporation that serves mainly African-American and Latino communities in Rockland County. Monday they delivered some 400 Thanksgiving bags, with turkey and the fixings for a holiday meal.
A state-appointed fiscal monitor has made a number of recommendations concerning a beleaguered school district in Rockland County. He is recommending state oversight of the school board, and state lawmakers were meeting this afternoon to discuss how to craft legislation to make it happen.
Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday signed legislation updating New York's accessibility signage and logos. The bill was sponsored by two Hudson Valley lawmakers.
Governor Cuomo signed the bill on the eve of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The legislation amends existing law to require the removal of the word “handicapped” from state signage. Independent Democrat David Carlucci sponsored the bill in the Senate.
“The term “handicapped” is outdated, derogatory, and just plain out offensive.”
State legislators, private school administrators and others Tuesday addressed a crowd of some 5,000 elementary through high school students at a rally in Westchester County. The goal was to drum up support for state legislation to provide tax credits for investments in education.