Politics

Education leaders and lawmakers want expansion of millionaire’s tax to fund schools
Policy Politics

Education leaders and lawmakers want expansion of millionaire’s tax to fund schools

Legislators, teachers, advocates and representatives from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) rallied Tuesday in the capital for tax code changes to fund schools across New York. The expansion of the “millionaire’s tax” and closing of the carried interest loophole will bring in […]

Legal advocates call on Gov. Cuomo to fully fund public defenders
Policy Politics

Legal advocates call on Gov. Cuomo to fully fund public defenders

Legal advocates, clergy and representatives from the NAACP and New York Bar Association are urging legislators to pass the Justice Equality Act, which would provide state funding of public defense offices and expenses. The bill (A.1903), sponsored by Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, D- Albany, passed both the assembly and senate last […]