Education

Opinion

New York’s assault on educational equity

Exempting yeshivas from educational requirements violates the First Amendment.

Betty Rosa

Policy

Flanagan is the only one standing in the way of teacher evaluation bill

Despite support, Flanagan could block bill decoupling student test scores from teacher evaluations.

Simcha Felder

Politics

Simcha Felder's state Senate stronghold

For a district at the center of a political firestorm, New York state Senate District 17 is most often sleepy and pleasant. It is here where unique demographics and political arrangements have afforded shelter to one of the most powerful and – for Democrats – frustrating figures in New York politics since 2012: state Sen. Simcha Felder.

Politics

Cynthia Nixon

Special elections, Felder not in the fold and a bag ban

Special elections, Felder not in the fold and a bag ban: A roundup of the week’s political news.

Simcha Felder

Opinion

Democrats should exile Simcha Felder

As state Sen. Simcha Felder holds both parties, and by extension the state’s entire population, hostage to his whims, it’s worth asking why the actual majority party is so powerless – or unwilling – to stop him.

Politics

New York State

What to watch for in today’s special elections

What to watch for in the 2018 New York special elections.

Liz Krueger

Policy

Kicking the bag down the road

Billions of plastic bags clog sewage plants, pollute waterways and cling to trees and lampposts in New York City. And Albany won’t let the city stop it.

Politics

Simcha Felder

Felder: Cuomo hasn’t talked to me about reuniting the Senate since 2017

State Sen. Simcha Felder refutes a report that Gov. Andrew Cuomo called him.

Simcha Felder

Personality

A loyal Democrat challenges Felder

An interview with Blake Morris, state Sen. Simcha Felder's Democratic primary opponent.

Politics

Simcha Felder

Why the state budget is being stalled over yeshiva schools

As state lawmakers attempt to finalize a $168 billion budget, the Assembly Democratic majority has accused state Sen. Simcha Felder of being the culprit behind the stalled negotiations.

Politics

New York State

What’s been ripped out of the state budget

What’s in and what’s out of the New York State budget

New York

Policy

Could the long-stalled state DREAM Act finally advance this year?

As the national debate rages about the DREAM Act, the New York state version is back in the spotlight as well. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has included it as an education priority in his executive budget, and the Assembly has included the bill in its budget resolution as well, although state Senate Republicans remain opposed.

Politics

Simcha Felder

Armed school officers could turn the state Senate blue

The fate of state Sen. Simcha Felder's bill arming guards in schools could impact which party he caucuses with.

Jeff Klein

Personality

Jeff Klein, the chess master

The chess master: State Sen. Jeff Klein has risen in Albany by outplaying his rivals. What is the endgame?

Andrew Cuomo

Opinion

Cuomo is leaving New Yorkers twisting in the wind

Every month, New York City residents send 750 million plastic bags to landfills, which is more than 7,500 tons of solid waste. Thanks to his failure of leadership on the issue, every additional ton is on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s shoulders writes Councilman Brad Lander.

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