In separate MLK Day addresses, both Mike Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo bashed the teacher’s unions over their unwillingness to implement new teacher evaluations.
In his budget address today, Cuomo will give teachers unions and school district one month to come up with new evaluation plans, or risk having him put the measure in the state budget.
Cuomo pushed for a deal on a statewide evaluation system before the budget address, but failed to come up with a compromise.
Andrew Cuomo at least considered assuming counties’ cost of Medicaid into his budget set to be unveiled today in order to lessen the burden of counties struggling to balance budgets after the imposition of a tax cap.
Cuomo is also expected to call for broad pension reform, including asking new workers to submit to a 401(k) type plan out of a defined benefit plan.
There will not be money for hydrofracking regulators in the budget, a move that cheered environmentalists.
Michael Powell takes a look at Cablevision’s efforts to slow a union-organizing drive.
John Liu slammed the Dept. of Education for a $10-million no-bid deal with News Corp to track student test scores.
Rochester tries to carry on after the likely bankruptcy of its biggest patron, Kodak.
The TWU remains deadlocked in negotiations with the MTA, and wants salary increases tied to inflation.
Rob Astorino op-eds against the Triborough amendment.
Mitt Romney had a bulls-eye on his back at last night’s GOP debate in South Carolina.
Newt Gingrich put together his best debate performance of the year last night–is it too late for him to mount a comeback?
The wave of anti-Semitic graffiti in Brooklyn appear to be the work of a Jewish man from Manhattan upset over a business transaction.
Latinos are bristling over the Cuomo agenda, Adam Lisberg reports.
Occupy Wall Street is running out of money.
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