While the latest New York state budget increases education funding by $1 billion, advocacy groups are criticizing a failure to adequately ensure equitable education funding across all school districts.
Mike Espy, the Mississippi Democrat running to unseat Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who has come under fire for comments she made about public hangings and making it difficult for her opponents to vote, is heading into Tuesday's runoff election on a platform of inclusiveness and diversity.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo claimed dominion over the state Democratic party’s progressive wing earlier this week, in conversation with WAMC’s Alan Chartock, when asked whether he supported the wrong candidate for Queens DA.
Distaste over Trump's first two years as president contributed to depressed Republican turnout, and massive Democratic votes, in key parts of Wisconsin, leading to Gov. Scott Walker's narrow 31,000-vote loss to state education chief Tony Evers.
The enacted New York state budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, approved on April 1, implements a permanent property tax cap — one of the few budget issues supported by both parties. The cap is projected to save taxpayers $189.9 billion over the next 10 years.
The nearly 2.7 million students in New York State public and charter schools were collectively involved in more than 32,000 violent and disruptive incidents in the 2017-18 school year — including assaults, bomb threats and sexual offenses — according to a report released this month by the state comptroller.