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De Blasio Promises to Streamline Special Education Reimbursement Process

State legislators pressured the city to make it easier for parents to get private school education.

Chelsea »

Albany Passes 50-Year Tax Break for Penn South Complex

The law will give the co-op a tax break as long as it continues offering below-market apartments.

Civic Center »

New York Officials Announce Deal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators announed an agreement on a pilot program for medical marijuana.

Upper West Side »

Councilwoman Pushes Law to Pull Drivers' Licenses After Fatal Crashes

Helen Rosenthal wants to extend "Cooper's Law" to cover all New York drivers.

Flushing »

De Blasio Calls State-Funded UPK a 'Game Changer' for City Kids

The mayor claimed victory after Albany passed a budget with $300 million per year in UPK funding.

Civic Center »

Senate Budget Rejects Pre-K Tax But Provides Equivalent Funds, Sources Say

The state Senate offered $2.7 billion over 5 years for UPK and after-school, but won't permit a tax.

Upper West Side »

De Blasio's Pedestrian Crash Prevention Plan Includes Taxi 'Black Boxes'

The mayor's "Vision Zero" plan includes street redesign and stricter penalties for reckless driving.

Bed-Stuy »

Interfaith Hospital Closure Process Delayed by Bankruptcy Court

Proceedings were pushed back from Aug. 15 to Aug. 26.

New York City »

Gov. Cuomo Appoints Commission to Fight Corruption in Albany

A group of law-enforcement officials will scrutinize misconduct and systems in place to stop it .

Midland Beach »

Staten Island Sandy Volunteers Honored by State Pols

Lorenzo Hodges, William Burdick and Tom Cunsolo were awarded for their recovery efforts.

New York City »

Cuomo Proposes Ethics Reforms Following Slew of Scandals

Cuomo said proposed new measures will make it easier to prosecute corruption.

New York City »

Bloomberg Slams Albany Lawmakers for Blocking Speed Cameras

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the decision was "irrational" and "negligent."

New York City »

Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Strike Budget Deal

Under the deal, the minimum wage will incease to $9 an hour by 2016.

Astoria »

Queens Assemblywoman's Bill to Redefine Rape Sparks Debate Over Wording

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas wants state law to include forced anal and oral sex as rape.

New York City »

Bloomberg Threatens Education Cuts if State Money is Lost

2,500 teaching jobs are on the line, Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned.

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