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No wage boost for dime-an-hour NY inmates
Most of New York's nearly 55,000 prisoners are required to work six hours a day, five days a week and earn about $1 a day.
NY Gov.'s education plans get lukewarm response
Cuomo's budget plan for the fiscal year that starts April 1 includes a 4.4 percent rise in education aid — an increase of $889 million or about $300 per student.
Environmentalists praise Cuomo's NY budget plan
A coalition of groups called Friends of New York's Environment said Wednesday it was happy that Cuomo included a $153 million investment for the state's Environmental Protection Fund.
Cuomo presses minimum wage hike in NY budget plan
Cuomo's plan to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.75 also dropped a provision that would "index" the wage to inflation.
- No tax increases, layoffs in Cuomo's $143B budget
- Highlights of NY Gov. Cuomo's $137B 2013-14 budget
- NY state police plan to recruit 330 new troopers
NY agrees to sweeping reform of disabled care
Measures aimed at improving a system marked by years of abuse and death among the disabled in state facilities should see passage this legislative session.
Cuomo: Raising minimum wage impossible politically
The governor says he supports raising the minimum, but that it's not in the "realm of possibility" to get the measure passed in the Republican-led Senate.
NY Senate passes bill to protect the disabled
About a million New Yorkers with disabilities will come under the jurisdiction of a new state agency if bill passes Assembly.
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