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Albany, New York – The push to change teacher hiring rules to end the policy of last hired first fired got a boost when Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a bill to extend the proposal to all schools in the state.

Albany, New York –
A major New York State union is going on the air with televisions ads to try to convince state lawmakers to continue a tax on the wealthy instead of adopting Governor Cuomo's billion and half dollars in school aid cuts.

Matt Ryan, New York Now

Albany, New York –
In a move that veteran lawmakers called "unprecedented", Governor Andrew Cuomo sent his Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy, to defend his proposed school aid cuts to a joint hearing of the legislature's education and fiscal committees.

Albany, New York –
A coalition of groups that traditionally oppose spending cuts spoke out against Governor Cuomo's budget, which seeks to slash $10 billion dollars from schools, health care and state services. Cuomo, who has begun touring the state to promote his spending plan, says he's undeterred.

Albany, New York –
Governor Andrew Cuomo released a budget plan Tuesday that he said would shake up the way budgets are made in Albany, but the governor left some questions unanswered in his spending plan.

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