Education funding advocates, including actress Cynthia Nixon, made a last minute pitch for extra money for schools in the state budget. Meanwhile, a new poll finds many New Yorkers think the quality of education in the state is deteriorating.
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.
A new poll finds most New Yorkers are ashamed of the candidacies of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer for Mayor and Comptroller of New York City. The Siena College poll also finds that Governor Cuomo, in contrast, is enjoying a minor rebound with voters.
Consumer Confidence rose nationally in July, but fell in New York - Numbers from a new Siena College Research institute poll show July was a disappointing month for consumer confidence with weak retail sales while economists forecast slow growth.
Forty-nine percent of state residents say that both gasoline and food prices are having either a somewhat or very serious impact on their finances.
Consumer confidence increased in eight New York state metropolitan areas in the second quarter, according to the latest Quarterly Consumer Sentiment survey from the Siena College Research Institute.
Central New Yorkers are more confident about their immediate financial wellbeing than at any time in years, according to the Siena poll released Thursday. Siena Research Institute Founding Director Doug Lonnstrom says the New York City region had the highest overall consumer confidence of the nine, while the Binghamton region ranked lowest. Lonnstrom adds Albany is doing well.