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As deadline approaches, Cuomo threatens to impose own teacher evaluation plan

The deadline imposed by Governor Cuomo for an agreement on teacher evaluations between unions and the State Education Department is fast approaching. As Karen DeWitt reports, the governor says if there's no agreement by Thursday, he'll impose his own teacher evaluation plan.  Go to full article

Cuomo seeks to take some oversight powers from Comptroller DiNapoli

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's trying to make government more efficient by taking pre audit oversight powers away from the State's Comptroller in his state budget proposal.  Go to full article
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Assembly Dems want primaries in June

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, has introduced a bill that would require all of the primaries for statewide elections in the Assembly and Senate held on June 26th. That's the day that a federal judge ordered that congressional primaries be held. Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article

Green advocates lobby for enviromental fund

More than 100 demonstrators representing 50 environmental groups were in Albany yesterday, hoping to protect the state's Environmental Protection Fund. The EPF is traditionally a target in state budget negotiations. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

There's still a lot to do to address mortgage crisis, Schneiderman says

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the $25 billion national settlement on the foreclosure crisis reached last week is a "down payment," on what he believes banks owe foreclosed homeowners. And he says there's a lot still to do, including civil and criminal prosecutions.

Schneiderman says New York mortgage-holders could see their debt cut by more than $700 million less, under the settlement.

The deal applies to Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Ally Financial. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Theres an additional level of job security in exchange for the sacrifices and the contributions that the union members have made.

Cuomo Administration still wrangling with some state unions over contracts

With just six weeks left in the state's fiscal year, the Cuomo Administration has still not settled labor contracts with some significant public worker's unions. These include the state's corrections officers, and professors and other staff in the State University System. Karen DeWitt has this report.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his budget address in January.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered his budget address in January.

Cuomo hits back at critics

Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking some heat this week. That's after a series of actions that have been criticized as consolidating more power for the executive branch, at the expense of the legislature and even some other statewide office holders. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

Comptroller says budget mostly balanced, but new rules give Cuomo more power

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says that Governor Cuomo's budget is mostly in balance. But he warned yesterday that some proposals would give the governor too much power at the expense of other branches of government. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has this report.  Go to full article
Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. (Photo by Mark Kurtz)
Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward. (Photo by Mark Kurtz)

Two thirds of New Yorkers don't want to give lawmakers a raise, poll finds

Legislators haven't had a raise since 1999, and some, led by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, have said recently that it's about time.

But a new poll finds a majority of New Yorkers don't think giving the state's top politicians a pay raise is a good idea right now. Neither do some of the North Country's representatives at the Capitol. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
That doesnt trouble you.. that people in the Inspector Generals office now will be able to gain access to tax records of state employees?

Cuomo Administration faces a flurry of criticism over access to tax records

The Cuomo Administration spent yesterday trying to put out fires after a newspaper reported that the entire staff of the Governor's Inspector General's office had been deputized to examine the private tax records of any state employee, including legislators.

The inspector general's office and the state tax department have quietly drawn up an agreement that allows employees in the office to obtain the tax records of more than 200,000 state workers, as well as contractors doing business with the state.

Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article

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