Unions Join the Fight to Slash Economic Development Tax Breaks
When local authorities hand out subsidies, school budgets lose revenue. The state teachers union is now pushing back.
“It’s gonna be a clash of the titans.”
“Our school district does the best job that they can with the resources that it has, but they shouldn’t have to keep scrimping and saving.”
“It’s like being in a boxing match with one arm tied behind your back. As funding is taken out of one source, you can’t replace it.”
New York’s incarcerated population has been declining for decades. Why is it so hard for prison closures to keep pace?
Hochul’s budget would level off funding for addiction treatment — and use opioid settlement funds to fill the gaps.
A new bill to municipalize Long Island’s utility includes key worker protections that the union had sought.
Long-term subs stay with the same classes and can serve like full-time teachers. New York City schools misclassify them — so their pay doesn’t reflect that.
The state established Covid leave to compensate employees who fell ill during the pandemic. One group of essential workers has been unable to claim it.
In 2020, New York became the first state to ban biometric technology from schools. But administrators are still seeking “face analytics” tools and other gray-area tech — with scant guidance from the state.
As ASA College prepares to shut its doors after years of controversy, New York continues to shell out tuition subsidies to for-profit colleges — at rates higher than any other state.
Child care used to be Hochul’s marquee issue. Now, she’s proposing a modest expansion—but only if Congress doesn’t act.