“Signs” of the Times Don’t Bode Well for Current Governor

“Signs” of the Times Don’t Bode Well for Current Governor

Yes, it’s an election year, but despite polls showing him ahead right now, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a lot of explaining to do to his constituents, particularly the state’s growing deficit and the corruption that surrounds his office. Many are also questioning the spending spree the current governor has gone on when it comes to […]

Some Reactions to Governor Cuomo’s State of State address

Some Reactions to Governor Cuomo’s State of State address

“Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speech was short on specifics for public education. We anticipate the upcoming legislative session will be dominated by discussions about state budget deficits and tax restructuring. Worth noting is that the governor never mentioned budget cuts. A few of the education items the governor did propose — such as […]

Cuomo Vetoes Bill S7722 that would have Funded Private Special Ed

Cuomo Vetoes Bill S7722 that would have Funded Private Special Ed

BY MICHAEL RICONDA On Tuesday, July 31, Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed S7722, a controversial bill which would have allowed parents to seek tuition reimbursement for special education students attending private schools for cultural reasons. S7722, which was pushed by the Catholic school system and Orthodox Jewish communities, passed through both houses of the state legislature, […]

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Help Protect Students from Cyberbullying

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation this week intended to help protect students from cyberbullying as well as other forms of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. The new law is designed to beef up a school’s response to harassment and bullying through increased reporting, investigation, intervention, training and prevention. Cuomo said the law requires schools to […]

Lauren’s Law Passed in Senate and Assembly

Next stop: Governor’s desk The New York State Senate joined with its Assembly counterparts in passing Lauren’s Law, which aims to boost organ donations, on Wednesday, June 20. It was passed unanimously. The bill (S.7103A) now heads to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The bill expands the donor options on driver’s license […]

Gov. Walker Survives Recall in Wisconsin

Gov. Walker Survives Recall in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall effort and defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D). This is a first in U.S. history, for a governor to survive a recall election. With 94 percent of the expected vote in, Walker led Barrett 54 percent to 45 percent. Barrett conceded the race late Tuesday, June 5, saying, […]