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News stories tagged with "lawmakers"

Poll: Voters Dissatisfied With the NY Senate and Assembly

In the week that the New York State Legislature is passing its latest state budget in history, a new poll finds Governor Pataki and the legislature's popularity at near all time lows. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Debate Anti-Terrorism Bill

New York State lawmakers have still not agreed to an anti-terrorism package proposed by Governor Pataki. When the Republican-led State Senate passed the measure in the final days of the legislative session, Democrats raised a number of objections to the bills. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Lobbies Lawmakers to Take Control of City's Schools

A fight has erupted in the New York state legislature over the issue of giving mayors more control over schools in their cities. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking approval to take charge of his city's schools, and any agreement could lay the groundwork for mayors of several other cities across New York to win control of school districts in their cities. But first, an argument between the Assembly and Senate must be resolved. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

New Budget Would Borrow From Environment and Healthcare Funds

The new state budget framework includes plan to borrow from funds meant for the environment and health care in order to balance the state's budget. Groups that benefit from those funds aren't happy with this arrangement. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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