Assemblyman Peter Abbate, a lawmaker with nearly three decades of experience in Albany, predicted that Mayor Bill de Blasio will get his wish for state funding for universal pre-kindergarten classes for New York City’s four-year-old children. … Full Article
Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D-Coney Island-Bay Ridge) denounced a boycott of Israel organized by the American Studies Association and showed his disgust with the academic group by sponsoring legislation to prohibit colleges from using state aid to fund organizations that have passed reso … Full Article
ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo will present an ambitious budget proposal next week that promises to turn deficits into surpluses even as he doles out tax breaks.
One trick will be doing it in a time of slow economic growth. … Full Article
As they were listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo deliver his State of the State Address in Albany on Wednesday, two Brooklyn Republicans were startled when they heard something familiar in the speech. … Full Article
ALBANY— Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo say New York and the nation's other coastal states have to rebuild against severe storms and flooding that are likely in the future. … Full Article
The federal judge who threw out parts of New York State’s strict gun-control law made the right decision, according to an ex-cop politician who said he agreed with the decision handed down from the bench. … Full Article