Business groups as well as progressive social service groups told New York officials they must put an end to decades of targeted, often politically fueled tax breaks and, instead, fairly cut taxes to turn around one of the country's worst business climates.
New York's Legislature has given final approval to Governor Andrew Cuomo's bill limiting the release of teacher evaluations only to parents, not to the public.
New York Legislature passes teacher evaluation disclosure bill Bob Cotter, Flickr
Governor Cuomo wants tougher criteria to evaluate New York State teachers.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday proposed tougher criteria to evaluate teachers including greater use of student test scores, more rigorous observation in the classroom and a higher bar to gain an overall positive rating.