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$153 billion budget provides free SUNY & CUNY tuition, raises the age, and allows ridesharing upstate
Politics

$153 billion budget provides free SUNY & CUNY tuition, raises the age, and allows ridesharing upstate

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Friday announced an agreement on a $153.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. State operating funds spending is $98.1 billion for the 2017-2018 fiscal year — an increase […]

As “Trumpcare” looms, some say it’s time for single-payer health care in NY
Policy

As “Trumpcare” looms, some say it’s time for single-payer health care in NY

 “Your wealth should not determine your health,” advocates tell lawmakers As President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act and pass their American Health Care Act, a universal single-payer health program for New Yorkers could pick up more support this session. The New York Health […]

Lawmakers hope to give teachers more training to recognize dyslexia in the classroom
Policy

Lawmakers hope to give teachers more training to recognize dyslexia in the classroom

As someone who struggled with dyslexia from kindergarten through college, Senator John Brooks is supporting legislation he says would give dyslexic students the assistance he didn’t have when he was in school. Brooks, D-Seaford, is a cosponsor of bill S.2534 that would require training of teachers in the area of […]

Gov. Cuomo’s statement on the late budget: “These are difficult times”
Policy

Gov. Cuomo’s statement on the late budget: “These are difficult times”

Governor, legislative leaders poised to pass extender budget until compromise is reached on difficult issues Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement late Sunday night, April 2, after it became clear the Legislature would not reach a compromise on several difficult issues  before Monday morning. Cuomo has presented an “extender”to keep […]