Harlem Parents vs. Charter Schools

nyc_school_protest_bannerParents and public school advocates staged a dramatic protest outside the New York City Department of Education on Tuesday against a bid, backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and financed by Wall Street lobbyists, to evict special needs students in order to make room for charter school expansion. Continue Reading →

Cuomo, 2014-15 NY State Budget Agreement Reached

Billy Joel Holds Press Conference At Madison Square GardenWe just received an e-mail from the office of the Governor Coumo stating that an agreement has been reached on the 2014-15 State Budget that holds spending growth below two percent for the fourth consecutive year .. Continue Reading →

Coumo Announces “Bridge” Loans

Andrew_Cuomo_by_Pat_ArnowShort-Term Loans Now Available Through Participating Lenders

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the Bridge to Success loan program, now available through participating lenders committing at least $20 million to expand access to short-term bridge loans for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). Continue Reading →

A Portrait Of David Paterson (video)

gov patersonDavid Paterson, a Columbia University graduates and Harlem State Senate representatives official portrait has “kind of an inviting quality to it,” the former governor told reporters on Sunday after a ceremony to unveil the painting at the state’s Capitol in Albany. Continue Reading →

Gov Cuomo, Disney, Marvel & Netflix Announce Landmark TV series

135071_MG_6039_0Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix Inc. today announced that Marvel’s landmark live-action television series, which will bring Marvel’s ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ characters to Netflix, the world’s leading Internet TV network, will principally film in New York State. Continue Reading →

NYS To Save $457 Mil Yearly In SNAP Benefits

healthy_foodAction Negates Cuts Slated to Take Effect as Part of the Federal Farm Bill

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State is taking steps to preserve approximately $457 million a year in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits that would otherwise be cut by the recently enacted federal Farm Bill. Continue Reading →

Incarcerated Harlemites Can Earn A College Degree

FRONTLINE "Dropout Nation"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new statewide initiative to give incarcerated individuals the opportunity to earn a college degree through funding college classes in prisons across New York. Continue Reading →