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Orderly session, but NY lawmakers may be back for more

The state legislature ended its session in an orderly fashion for the first time in decades. But the lack of last minute negotiations means that some issues were left unresolved, and it's likely that lawmakers will be back at the Capitol later this year.  Go to full article
Some are concerned that in smaller schools, like Canton Central School, teachers' identities will be easy to determine. Photo: Lizette Haenel
Some are concerned that in smaller schools, like Canton Central School, teachers' identities will be easy to determine. Photo: Lizette Haenel

State legislature passes Gov. Cuomo's teacher evalution disclosure bill

There was a little bit of drama Thursday in an otherwise mundane end to the legislative session as Senate Republicans agreed in the final hours to approve Governor Cuomo's proposal on how to make teacher evaluations public. Karen DeWitt is covering the story in Albany and she filed this report.  Go to full article

Session ends on time, but not all done

As the heat baking much of New York continued, state lawmakers wound down their legislative session yesterday. Despite leaving a number of unresolved issues for later, the governor declared victory.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo delivering his State of the State address to lawmakers in january.
Gov. Cuomo delivering his State of the State address to lawmakers in january.

Lots left hanging in Albany

The legislative session that's concluding in Albany seems to be more about what's not getting done that what is getting accomplished. As Karen DeWitt reports, agreements were not reached on several key issues.  Go to full article
Kate Hudson of the organization Riverkeeper speaking at Wednesday's event. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Kate Hudson of the organization Riverkeeper speaking at Wednesday's event. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Green coalition urges Cuomo to reject fracking

The state's major environmental groups have formed a new coalition, urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject a plan to begin hydraulic fracturing in select counties in New York's Southern Tier.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo in an emphatic moment.
Gov. Cuomo in an emphatic moment.

Cuomo to legislators on teacher evaluation bill: "Take it or leave it"

Governor Cuomo is telling the legislature to 'take or leave' a new bill he's released outlining how to make teacher evaluations public. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Photo: Bogdan via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Bogdan via Wikimedia Commons

NY Gov Cuomo says "meh" to marijuana decriminalization bill

Governor Cuomo says it's "highly unlikely" that his bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana will be taken up by the Senate before the legislative session ends on Thursday. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY lawmakers to vote on "Justice Center" legislation for people with disabilities

The Assembly and Senate are expected to vote on legislation they say will curb abuses against people with disabilities in state care. According to the Albany Times Union, the vote could come tomorrow. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders reached a deal on his proposal in closed door meetings over the weekend. Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article

Cuomo, leaders agree on protection of disabled in state care

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers seem determined that June 21 will be the last day of session. There were major agreements over the weekend. Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders say they have agreed on a sweeping reform of the state's system of caring for the disabled that has been marked for years by abuse and death. The massive bureaucracy cares for 1 million people.

For Cuomo, the deal announced Sunday fulfills a major legislative goal. Cuomo had said that if lawmakers didn't agree on reform of the care of the disabled by end of session, he'd keep them in Albany in special session until they did.  Go to full article
Photo: Evil Erin via Wikipedia
Photo: Evil Erin via Wikipedia

New law would limit teen tanning, but is it enough?

Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders have agreed to limit the use of tanning beds by teenagers, but the American Cancer Society says the bill does not go far enough. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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