Thursday, May 28, 2015

 More On the Albany Budget
Greg David created a “score sheet” to calculate the winners and losers on end-of-session issues in Albany. * Newsday accuses the Assembly Democrats of pandering to the teachers union with its recently passed legislation on the evaluation system and tests. *  Assembly Introduces Alternate Pension Forfeiture Amendment(YNN)* Assemblyman Peter Abbate rips de Blasio for delaying pensionbill  (NYDN) * Assemblyman Peter Abbate Jr. accused de Blasio of strong-arming the City Council into not approving a request for Albany lawmakers to take up a bill to boost pension benefits for injured cops and firefighters, the Daily News writes: *  The Citizens Budget Commission released a report outlining five myths to consider regarding New York City's rental market before the laws are set to expire in Albanyon June 15:  * The Assembly is close to an agreement with Cuomo over his proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility, but its prospects in the Senate remain uncertain.* Cuomo Outlines Raise The Age Argument (YNN) In a Daily News op/ed published this morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on state lawmakers to adopt a measure designed to raise the age of criminal responsibility — a push he has backed for more than a year.* Senate Democrats unveiled their preferred vision for an extension and strengthening of rent control, saying the issue of affordable housing stretches statewide, State of Politicsreports:  *Tax Credit Mailers Target Assembly Dems (YNN)

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