List by Category: New York News

New Federal Budget Could Defund Common-Core Roll-Out Program

12.15.14 | FL News Team

The $1.1 Trillion dollar budget approved by the House and and awaiting approval by the Senate, would cut funding for the Race to the Top Program. It's responsible for urging states to adopt a common core curriculum. New York is among 43 states that ...

New York Health Insurance Deadline Extended

12.15.14 | FL News Team

New Yorkers now have until December 20th, Saturday, to enroll in the state's healthcare exchange. That deadline was originally today, but was bumped because of the snow storm in November. To apply or renew coverage with the New York State of Health ...

NY Counties Hit by Storm Could Get Help from FEMA

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the cost of the storm that hammered Buffalo and Western New York in November was 46 million dollars. Towns collectively only need 27 million dollars to get federal grants from FEMA-- the Federal Emergency ...

No Raise for NY Lawmakers Until They Nod to Finance Reforms

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Cuomo said he's pushing legislative leaders for public finances of campaigns, limits on outside income, and stronger campaign finance laws-- but says they have resisted. Lawmakers want to hold a special session before year's end-- so they can get ...

NY Senate Dems Call for Special Prosecutor in Police Death Cases

12.11.14 | FL News Team

Following the death of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, there are growing calls in Albany for a special prosecutor to investigate police encounters with unarmed citizens that end in the death of the person. Now, the leader of the Senate Democrats has a ...

NY's Ed Commissioner King to Take Post With Obama Admin

12.11.14 | FL News Team

New York's Education Commissioner John King is stepping down from his post to take a job with the Obama administration according to the state teacher's union.King, who was appointed to the commissioner position in 2011 led the state through the ...

NY, PA See Little Snow from Winter Storm Damon

12.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Weather Service says the bulk of the storm went north and east Tuesday, hitting Connecticut and Rhode Island the hardest. It doubles back today and we'll see steady snowfall through tonight. But the snow totals have been downgraded, ...

Workers Rally In Albany for New Wage

12.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Workers gathered at the state capital yesterday in support of raising the living wage for tipped workers. The governor passed a bill to raise the wage to $9.00 by the end of 2015, but tipped workers still stay at $5.00 an hour. They rallied Tuesday ...

NY AG Schneiderman Wants Power to Prosecute Police

12.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In a letter to Governor Cuomo, Eric Schneiderman cited a "crisis of confidence" in the state's justice system-- after the Eric Garner police choking death. On Monday, he asked the governor to grant him the power to investigate and prosecute police ...

NY's School Aid System Under Investigation

12.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Federal education officials have granted a year-old request from two upstate school districts to investigate whether New York's school aid system shortchanges districts with large minority populations. The U.S. Department of Labor will take a ...

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