Thursday, June 29, 2017

NY 2017 Special Session Update

Mayoral Control of Schools in New York City would be Renewed for another Two Years and the new Tappan Zee Bridge would be Named after the late New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, the current Gov.'s Father, under Legislation approved by the New York State Assembly Early Thursday, around 1 a.m. by a 115-15 vote.

The Bill also extends:

- Local Sales Taxes for Three Years

- Offers Aid to Upstate New Yorkers Impacted by recent Floods. $55 million in Funding for New Yorkers impacted by flooding along Lake Ontario,

- Reduces the State's Take from a struggling Upstate Race Track Casino.

- A Promise to bring Full-Day Kindergarten to every School District in the State

The State Senate is expected to consider the Bill later Thursday.

Passage would likely End the Special Session called earlier this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after Lawmakers Failed to Reach Agreement on Mayoral Control of Schools before Ending their Regular Session last week.

CLICK HERE to read the 72 page Bill.

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