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Test Scores Show Common Core Implementation Was Too Rushed

“I have said this over and over: I fully support increasing the quality and rigorousness of our children’s education, but the roll out of Common Core, which was meant to increase standards, was far too rushed. The state did not provide enough...

August 14, 2015
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Upstate Economy Lagging In Recovery – It’s Time For Change

A recent report from Comptroller DiNapoli indicates that the state’s economy has improved, but the prosperity isn’t evenly distributed. Much of the recent growth has been concentrated in New York City, while upstate continues to see slow growth. In...

August 14, 2015
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Blankenbush Announces More Than $207,000 In State Aid For Library Capital Projects

Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (R,C,I-Black River) is pleased to announce that three local libraries in his area have been awarded aid for construction projects. More than $207,000 in state aid will be invested in four libraries within Blankenbush’s...

August 11, 2015
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Discussion Continues On State Education Standards

Although school and the Legislature broke for the summer, debate and discussion over our children’s education has not ceased. During the legislative session, we voted that a comprehensive review of the New York State education system must be...

August 8, 2015
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Billions For NYC Capital Projects Without Financial Plans While Upstate Bridges Remain Closed

The disparity between what is invested downstate compared to upstate is glaringly obvious and rife with hypocrisy and bad governing practices. Recently, the governor made a major announcement about his plans of rebuilding LaGuardia Airport, an...

August 5, 2015
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