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Gov. Cuomo on Long Island campaigning for property tax reform. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/12641540703/">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>
Gov. Cuomo on Long Island campaigning for property tax reform. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo

NY Gov launches property tax cut campaign

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to drum up support for his proposals to cut property taxes for residents in municipalities that meet spending targets he set.

The so-called "No Excuses" campaign announced Wednesday includes a new website, statements by some officials in support and links for contacting individual state legislators.  Go to full article
Saranac Lake middle school students take the state standardized English language arts test. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy  Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Saranac Lake middle school students take the state standardized English language arts test. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Poll finds New Yorkers divided on Common Core

Even as New York's public schools are in the process of adopting the new Common Core learning standards, a new poll finds New Yorkers remain confused about their value.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo Photo: Mark Kurtz
Governor Andrew Cuomo Photo: Mark Kurtz

Cuomo urges consolidation on small "insolvent" school districts

Gov. Andrew Cuomo took aim again yesterday at small upstate and Northern New York school districts, which he says need to consolidate to survive. "You have many small school districts that are almost insolvent from an economic point of view, due to their size," Cuomo said.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Ashley Hassett
Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Ashley Hassett

Cuomo names 3 to board for tax-free NY plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the approval board for the state program to give new employers and their employees 10 years of tax-free living if they locate on or near college campuses.

Called Start-Up New York, the program meant to attract new businesses was approved by the Legislature last June  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo taking questions from reporters, February, 2014. NCPR File Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/12721921383/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>, via Flickr
Gov. Cuomo taking questions from reporters, February, 2014. NCPR File Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office, via Flickr

Cuomo's prison college plan sparks bipartisan backlash

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made prison reform a centerpiece of his first term, closing prisons, calling for changes to sentencing laws for sixteen- and seventeen-year olds, and cutting the use of solitary confinement. But his latest proposal, a plan to use taxpayer dollars to fund college education behind bars, has sparked a bipartisan backlash.

Cuomo says the idea will save money over time, but many lawmakers say it's unfair to law-abiding citizens who struggle to send their kids to college.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo, on the road yesterday in western New York, talked about his Executive Budget. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/page2/">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>, via Flickr
Gov. Cuomo, on the road yesterday in western New York, talked about his Executive Budget. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office, via Flickr

Would cutting the estate tax help New Yorkers?

Governor Cuomo's plan to cut the estate tax is drawing praise from fiscally conservative groups, and condemnation from advocates for the poor. Cuomo's proposal would raise the threshold for New York's estate tax from the current $1 million to $5.25 million, the current federal rate of taxation.  Go to full article
Donald Trump at a press conference in 2008. Photo: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donald_Trump_announcing_latest_David_Blaine_feat_3.jpg">David Shankbone</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Donald Trump at a press conference in 2008. Photo: David Shankbone, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Trump schedules another upstate NY stop

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump has accepted another invitation from upstate New York Republicans who want to see him challenge Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Onondaga County Republican Committee said Monday that Trump will be in Syracuse for an event on March 11.  Go to full article
Governor Andrew Cuomo Photo:  Mark Kurtz
Governor Andrew Cuomo Photo: Mark Kurtz

NY officials: Agreement for $8B Medicaid waiver

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that New York has reached an agreement with federal officials for a waiver allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospitals and improve health care.

Cuomo said earlier Thursday that without the federal money, the state would
have a health care crisis and hospitals would close, especially in Brooklyn.  Go to full article
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo, pictured here at a recent event in Albany, are at odds over competing plans to fund pre-K programs. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo, pictured here at a recent event in Albany, are at odds over competing plans to fund pre-K programs. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

New poll intensifies universal pre-K debate

New York City might seem like a long way away, but its mayor's plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten could impact the whole state. A new poll finds that New Yorkers statewide favor Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to fund pre-kindergarten over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's; but the discussion means more and more New Yorkers are thinking about universal pre-K.

The Quinnipiac poll finds that the majority of New Yorkers prefer Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to finance expanded pre-K through state funds than favor Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to tax the wealthy to get the money.  Go to full article
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten is at odds with a plan that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevdia/10632385465/sizes/z/in/photolist-hcxKLM-bbqMye-bbqMDi-fTHQXW-bbqGNa-bbqL8k-bbqDTP-bbqEox-9Eyofy-9h2BLc-bbqKMZ-9h5sB7-9h5s4w-9y7fQR-9h5t1o-9h5vju-9h2mje-bbqF4k-bbqFkK-9h5vvh-9h2jSn-9y7gji-9h5ta5-bbqKuR-9Evtzz-9h5KcE-9EynuC-bbqJpV-9h2kkt-9h2nDB-9h5vNL-bbqJXT-9EynTs-9Eynbm-9Eynjj-9EvsUn-9h5vYW-9h5w5Y-bbqHfP-9Evtgz-iSdGEw-2k2kQf-7Vf85R-7Vinyo-7V5Ugj-7V2EtZ-eYXAVT-bbqJ14/">Kevin Case</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten is at odds with a plan that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing. Photo: Kevin Case, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York state battles over universal pre-K funding

The debate over universal pre-kindergarten shows no signs of slowing down at the Capitol. New York City's Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio, isn't backing down from his plan to tax the wealthy to pay for pre-K, while upstate and suburban Republicans in the State Senate say they will block a vote on the tax proposal.

Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing a plan to fund universal pre-K in the state using "existing state funds" over the next five years, and a new poll from Quinnipiac University says Cuomo's plan is more popular with a majority of New Yorkers.  Go to full article

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