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Pictured (l to r): NYS Senate Majority Co-Leader Dean Skelos, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Senate Majority Co-Leader Jeff Klein and  State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Orthodox Union Applauds NY Gov. Cuomo, State Leadership for Israel Solidarity Mission

The Orthodox Union applauds New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement yesterday that he will travel to Israel on Tuesday for a two-day solidarity mission. New York State Senate Majority Co-Leaders Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos as well as State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will join the governor on the trip to show support for Israel and the Israeli people.

Read More Posted at August 11, 2014 at 11:46 am

Leb: A long-awaited win for NYC special-needs students

New York’s special- needs community won a long-standing fight last month, when Mayor Bill de Blasio — in an “about face” from the Bloomberg administration — announced an end to the horror faced by too many children with special needs and their parents at the hands of the city’s Department of Education.

Read More Posted at July 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Schools Albany Refuses to Help

In answer to an unprecedented advocacy effort that included thousands of schoolchildren, hundreds of union members and groups that represented hundreds of non-public schools, state leaders gave assurances that the Education Investment Tax Credit would be included in the state budget approved at the end of March.

Read More Posted at June 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm
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