As the legislative session enters its final two weeks and with the Senate politics now dominating at the Capitol, few believe much will get accomplished before lawmakers leave town for the year.
But some issues are still percolating and could be addressed if the political will is there. Sen. Diane Savino, an independent Democrat from Staten Island, and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D-Manhattan) are still pushing a bill to legalize medical marijuana.
Both houses of the Legislature would also like to pass a bill addressing the growing statewide heroin epidemic. And Cuomo and the Legislature have talked about enacting a moratorium that would delay tying the results of the controversial Common Core education testing to teacher evaluation systems.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Teacher Evaluation Changes Said To Still Be On Legislative To-Do List
Buried in Ken Lovett's Daily News piece about the UFT threatening IDC head Jeff Klein if he doesn't stop governing with Republicans was this bit of news: