Month: October 2017

Cuomo calls for united front against Trump’s “assaults” on New York
Politics

Cuomo calls for united front against Trump’s “assaults” on New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for a bipartisan, united front against Trump Administration policies he says are threatening New Yorkers. The governor’s plea was directed at New York’s congressional delegation and comes in response to President Trump’s call for an $800 billion decrease to the Medicaid program — the heaviest […]

Report blames Scaffold Law for high costs and slow progress on infrastructure improvements
Featured-Policy

Report blames Scaffold Law for high costs and slow progress on infrastructure improvements

A regulatory reform coalition that works to “simplify bureaucratic structures” unveiled a paper today that portrays New York’s “Scaffold Law” as outdated, costly and as an impediment to infrastructure improvements. “For too long, New Yorkers have lived with the unintended consequences of New York’s Labor Law §240, a 19th-century statute […]

NYSUT, UFT file lawsuit to overturn new “watered down” charter school teaching requirements
Policy

NYSUT, UFT file lawsuit to overturn new “watered down” charter school teaching requirements

The state’s largest teachers unions are suing to block the SUNY Charter Schools Committee from implementing what the unions call “illegal” regulations they say will “undermine the teaching profession by allowing unqualified teachers” to work in some charter schools. The suit filed by the New York State United Teachers and […]