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Gottfried and Silver Approve Medicaid Redesign Team Recs
February 25th, 2011

Assemblyman Richard Gottfried was one of four members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s redesign team who abstained on voting to put forward recommendations to the governor yesterday. He complained that the process was rushed and didn’t take time to add recommendations or adjustments. He expected a vote to take place this coming Tuesday.

But just minutes ago Assembly Speaker Sheldon’s Silver office issued a joint statement with Gottfried approving of the Medicaid Redesign Team’s final report.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver:

I commend the members of the Medicaid Redesign Team for their work to find substantial savings in Medicaid while preserving quality care for New Yorkers. We look forward to reviewing the MRTs final report and reiterate the Assemblys commitment to delivering an on-time budget that reflects the overwhelming consensus that emerged from the MRT process.

Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried:

Despite the concern I voiced yesterday about the speed with which the MRT voted, I believe, on the whole, that the final report contains needed reforms that will place our Medicaid system on a path to long term financial sustainability while safeguarding quality healthcare for New Yorkers in need, the elderly and the disabled.

By on February 25, 2011, 4:13 pm
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DiNapoli Says I Told You So On OTB
February 25th, 2011

The Suffolk County Off Track Betting has taken the first steps to pursue filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The move comes only two months after the city OTB closed its doors for good. Racing industry insiders worried that the closure of the city OTB could lead to the eventual destruction of New York’s racing industry in general because of the loss of income.That would mean the loss of thousands of jobs across the state, tourism dollars and revenue for the state.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has issued a statement warning that the OTB system needs to be revamped and that his past warnings need to be heeded, and quickly. Here is his statement:

“Nine months ago, I released a report showing that the financial condition of the states Off Track Betting Corporations outside of New York City had substantially deteriorated over the past five years. I recommended several changes to keep these operations afloat, but they went unheeded.

First New York City OTB failed, and now Suffolk County Regional Off Track Betting Corp. is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy protection. Others will follow.
New York state has still not taken any substantive actions to bring back the bettors and fix OTB, a source of revenue for our hard-strapped municipalities and a support for the states horse industry.

Its clear OTBs current business model just doesnt work. Its time we make some much-needed changes and find a model that does.”

By on February 25, 2011, 4:04 pm
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Cuomo's Statement on Medicaid Redesign Team Proposal
February 24th, 2011

Here are the official details from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office on the proposals submitted to him from the Medicaid Redesign Team:

GOVERNOR CUOMO ACCEPTS RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE MEDICAID REDESIGN TEAM

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today accepted a report from the Medicaid Redesign Team which meets the Governor’s Medicaid spending target contained in his 2011-2012 budget by introducing a global cap on State Medicaid expenditures of $15.109 billion. The report included 79 recommendations to redesign and restructure the Medicaid program to be more efficient and get better results for patients.

New York spends more than twice the national average on Medicaid on a per capita basis, and spending per enrollee is the second highest in the nation. At the same time, New York ranks 21st out of all states for overall health system quality and ranks last among all states for avoidable hospital use and costs. Unfortunately years of attempts to address the problem have been unsuccessful.

In an unprecedented change from past practice, Governor Cuomo established the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) bringing together stakeholders and experts from throughout the state to work cooperatively to reform the system and reduce costs. The approach was designed to move past the dysfunction and rancor of the past and produce real results for all New Yorkers. Read the rest of this entry »

By on February 24, 2011, 7:40 pm
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Cuomo's Medicaid Design Team Hands in Report
February 24th, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team submitted their plan to the governor and he has accepted it. The team was tasked with saving the state billions of dollars in Medicaid costs as part of the governor’s 2011-2012 budget and their plan would do just that–it trims over $2 billion in costs. Their recommendations include putting a four percent cap on all annual Medicaid funding, reducing aid for home health care, as well as reforming policy relating to malpractice and pharmaceuticals. Two legislators who were part of the team, Assembyman Richard Gottfried and Sen. Kemp Hannon abstained from the vote as did Lara Kassel from Medicaid Matters New York.

Legislators have been concerned that Cuomo’s team would not be able to make the deadline for changes to be maid to Cuomo’s budget proposal. Their concern was misplaced as the group was scheduled to meet tomorrow as well but came to a decision a day early.

By on February 24, 2011, 6:11 pm
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City Science Scores
February 24th, 2011

A frequent criticism lobbed at the city’s — and the country’s — addiction to standardized tests for measuring student achievement is that everything not on the test tends to get short shrift.

Science scores released today tend to bolster that argument, at least as far as the city is concerned. New York City students lagged far behind other kids on a national science test given to eighth graders in 2009 and even did worse than their counterparts in other big cities. Sixty-two percent of the city eighth graders who took the test (only a sample do) did not, according to the test, have even basic science skills and knowledge; only 13 percent scored proficient or advanced, the two highest levels. This compares to 38 percent of all U.S. eighth graders scoring below basic and 56 percent of big city kids.

The city’s fourth graders fared better, keeping pace with their fellow students across the country. That could offer scant comfort, though, sine it indicates some 44 percent scored below basic.

According to the National Assessment of Education Progress, among eighth graders, whites and Hispanics scored lower than the big city average; other groups were about the same. No group in New York outperformed on the eighth grade test. Among fourth graders, most groups performed at around the national average for city kids, except for those eligible for school lunch (a measure of poverty), who did better than other eligible students in U.S. cities.

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By on February 24, 2011, 4:52 pm
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A Bill to End Last In, First Out
February 24th, 2011

The city will likely get behind a bill introduced yesterday by a Long Island State senator that seeks to change the rules for laying off teachers n the state, Micah Lasher, the city’ director of state legislative affairs said this afternoon.

The bill, offered by Sen. John Flanagan, the chair of the State Senate education committee offers the first idea of what the city might accept as an alternative to the current system where the most junior teachers must be the first ones laid off. The bill — 3501-2011 — sets out nine groups of teachers that would lose their jobs before seniority based layoff kick in. These include teachers found guilty of criminal charges or various types of misconduct. But it also takes aim at some teachers targeted by the administration in the past, including those given ratings of unsatisfactory and those who have not had a regular position for at least six months — the so-called absent teacher reserve pool.

The bill also brings test scores into the equation, something that has long been anathema to the union. It says teachers could be laid off it they “for two years or more, ranked in the bottom 30 percent of all teachers in student test scores progress as measured by the city school district’s value-added assessment except for teachers who work in licenses related to teaching children with disabilities or special needs.” (If we hear a response from the teachers union, we’ll pass it along.)
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By on February 24, 2011, 2:45 pm
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Schneiderman Supports Obama's DOMA Order
February 23rd, 2011

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a statement today supporting the Obama administration’s new position that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the rights of same-sex couples. DOMA bans the recognition of same-sex marriage.

As the state’s top law enforcement officer, I agree with the administration’s view that the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.” Schneiderman said in a statement. “Today’s announcement that the Justice Department will drop its defense of this statute moves us closer to fulfilling the principle that all Americans should be treated equally under the law.

US Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Congress today informing the body that the Justice Department will take the position in court that the Defense of Marriage Act violates couple’s rights to equal protection.

By on February 23, 2011, 6:41 pm
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DiNapoli: Wall Street Bonuses Declined in 2010
February 23rd, 2011

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli issued a report today estimating that cash bonuses paid to securities employees in New York City dropped by about 8 percent in 2010. Bonuses totaled $20.8 billion. DiNapoli attributes the decline in cash bonuses to a response by the industry to regulatory reforms that led to higher base salaries and deferred compensation. The decline is bonuses does not reflect poor performance on Wall Street, he said.

Cash bonuses are down, but thats not an indicator of a weakness on Wall Street, DiNapoli said. Wall Street is changing its compensation practices in response to regulatory reforms adopted in the aftermath of the greatest financial meltdown since the Great Depression. Past practices rewarded short-term gains at the expense of long-term profitability. The industrys greater emphasis on deferred compensation will hold down tax collections this year, but the state and the city will benefit in future years when taxes are paid on this deferred compensation. A more stable and less volatile securities industry is in the best interests of Wall Street, the city and the state.

Here is the full release from DiNapoli’s office: Read the rest of this entry »

By on February 23, 2011, 4:07 pm
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Getting the PCBs Out
February 23rd, 2011

As the Wall Street Journal reported this morning, the city has just announced a plan to remove PCBs from some 722 schools where tests have found elevated levels of the toxic substance. The city says the $708 million program will include removing lighting ballasts with PCBs from the school system as well as energy audits and retrofits.

In announcing a plan that will come as a relief to many parents across the city, the Department of Education sun it, not as a response to what may saw as a critical health risk, but as a program to “increase energy efficiency and environmental quality” and reduce greenhouse gasses.” No where does the release mention the rising concern among parents, many public officials the federal government over what they saw as the city’s foot dragging on the PCB issue.
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By on February 23, 2011, 11:38 am
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Council Members Give to Crisis Pregnancy Clinic
February 22nd, 2011

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Funding for one Flushing-based pregnancy crisis center trickled into the City Council’s discretionary budget last year just before the speaker’s office drew up legislation to target the pro-life facilities.

The council is currently considering a controversial bill to force pregnancy crisis clinics to reveal in advertising and in their offices if they do not provide abortions or referrals and do not have licensed medical professionals on staff. There are about two dozen centers across the five boroughs.

One of them is The Bridge to Life in Queens. Republican Councilmembers Eric Ulrich and Dan Halloran allocated a portion of their member items to the group in June — $3,000 and $3,500 respectively. (Check out our new tool Councilpedia for more on the connections between legislation, member items and campaign contributions.)

According to the council’s member item database, the contributions are “to fund pregnancy counseling, testing and referrals” and for “pregnancy crisis counseling, free pregnancy tests, referrals to post abortion counseling. Referrals to Maternity homes and shelters. Material assistance of clothing, supplies, referrals for sonograms.” The funding was channeled through individual member items — not through the much larger “speaker pot.”

In comparison, Planned Parenthood of New York City was allocated $365,000 in council discretionary funds last year.

When The Bridge to Life’s executive director Marcy Sarosick was asked how the organization counsels pregnant women, she said: “[We first] ask how far along you are and explain that the fetus is not just a blob of tissues, and it’s a living human being.” She said the center would refer women to adoption services. Sarosick opposes the pregnancy crisis bill at the council, calling it “anti-First Amendment.”

Supporters of the bill say these crisis centers are deceptive and give the perception they perform all medical procedures. Staff have been known to walk around in scrubs although they are not medically trained.

Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been very vocal on the issue. According to insiders, the legislation could be up for a vote as soon as next month.

In an e-mailed statement in response to The Bridge to Life allocations, the speaker’s spokesperson, Maria Alvarado, said, “We stand fully behind Council member [Jessica] Lappin’s legislation. Allocations from individual council members are made at their discretion.”

When the bill comes to the floor, Ulrich said he won’t vote for it.

“I’ll be a voice on the floor against it when it does come up for a vote,” Ulrich said today. “If a young girl is walking into a convent, you think she is being duped?” One crisis center is run by nuns, Ulrich said.

This bill is one small example of the recently reinvigorated, fierce national debate on abortion clinics and their funding. Just today, the pro-life nonprofit, Life Always, installed a large anti-abortion billboard (pictured above) on Sixth Avenue and Watts Street in Manhattan. The provocative billboard shows a photo of a young black girl, and the message reads: “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.”
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By on February 22, 2011, 6:35 pm
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Who Dumbed Down?
February 22nd, 2011

For those of you who missed it over the holiday weekend, Sunday’s Post featured an illuminating look at how New York State dumbed down its standardized tests. Among other things she zeroes in on the time frame — 2007 to 2009 — details the extent of the changes that turned New York Sate into an academic Lake Woebegone and traces the changes back to then state education commissioner Richard Mills.

For example, Edelman finds that in 2006 sixth grader had to correctly answer 16 of 39 question to get a level two (out of a possible four) — the lowest level need to get promoted in New York City. By 2009, the students only had to get 7 questions right.

Edelman makes it clear that the test results provided a major boon to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who used the scores to good advantage in his narrow 2009 re-election victory,

When Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch cast doubt on the validity of the huge jump in the 2009 scores — released shortly before the election — city officials got “very angry,” an identified insider told Edelman.

A closer look at city scores reveals a significant correlation between the easier tests and the rising scores. They cast doubt not only on the results of the so-called Bloomberg reforms in New York City but on the conventional wisdom that the reforms of Bloomberg and like-minded officials have created huge successes.
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By on February 22, 2011, 5:38 pm
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One Person, One Vote -- More or Less
February 18th, 2011

Every person is supposed to be entitled to equal representation, but in New York some people are more equal than others. And those more equal New Yorkers tend to live in Republican parts of the state.

At least that’s the conclusion one can draw from a document released by state Senate Democrats. Under current state law, a legislative district can deviate by as much as 5 percent from the “ideal” size of 306,069. The districts that are smaller than they need to be are mostly Republican; those that have more people than “ideal” tend to be Democratic.

The district with the most people — 4.82 percent more than it should is 38 in Rockland and Orange counties, represented by newly elected Democrat — and dissident Democrat — David Carlucci.

All the other districts that are at least 4 percent larger than they should be are in Queen. These are the districts currently represented by Shirley Huntley, Tony Avella, Michael Gianaris, Jose Peralta, Malcolm Smith, Joseph Addabbo and Toby Ann Stavisky. Oddly though Addabbo is a Democrat, the seat had been held for many year by a Republican — Serphin Maltese.

The smallest district in terms of population — squeaking in under the 5 percent limits in at 4.95 — is the 48th, represented by Patty Ritchie. According to the 2000 census, her district has 29,926 fewer people than Carlucci’s. The gap grows even wider if one look at the 2009 American Community Survey numbers. According to those, Carlucci has 47,906 more constituents than Ritchie.

All the other district that have more than 4 percent fewer people than the ideal are upstate –both Democratic and Republican districts.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s redistricting bill, introduced earlier this week, would narrow the gap among districts allowing them to deviate form the “normal” size by only plus or minus one percent.

By on February 18, 2011, 5:43 pm
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And Now the Capital Cuts
February 18th, 2011

Parents and teachers got one piece of bad news from Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday when he said state and federal cuts would force the city to eliminate 6,166 teaching positions. Late this afternoon, the other shoe dropped. In a prepared statement Schools Chancellor Cathleen Black announced the education department would have to drop plans for construction of some 17,000 additional school seats.

The city’s 2010 to 2014 capital plan called for adding 30,377 seats. It will now, Black said, pare that back to 14,573.

While the release did not identify which projects will go forward and which ones won’t, the news will provoke anxiety in communities, such as part of Queens and Tribeca, where parents already have been up in arms about crowded schools.

Echoing her boss’ theme, Black blamed the move on the state, saying it had slashed 48 percent from its building aid. The city, the release said, will actually up its spending slightly for school construction but it can not make up for the huge shortfall.

By on February 18, 2011, 5:37 pm
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Brennan Center on Redistricting Bill
February 17th, 2011

The Brennan Center is commending Gov. Andrew Cuomo on introducing an independent redistricting bill.

Erika Wood, Director of the Brennan Center’s Redistricting & Representation Project, had this to say:

In the past, New York legislative districts have often reflected sophisticated calculations executed in the back-room far from the public eye. The secrecy has allowed legislators to manipulate the process in a way that sometimes harms New York communities, and undermines fair and equal representation in our government.

Governor Cuomos proposal will open up the process and allow for public engagement. The newly formed redistricting commission will provide the relevant data and software to the public, require a series of public hearings to be held throughout the state, encourage public comment and input, and require the commission to answer questions, consider alternative proposals, and explain the rationale for its final proposed plan.

The Redistricting Reform Act also includes important provisions to assure that the new districts provide minority voters throughout the state the opportunity to elect candidates of their choice. And it instructs the commission to recognize and preserve cohesive communities with shared interests whenever possible.

We look forward to working with the Governor and the legislature to develop these proposals. We urge them to conduct a careful, open and public review of this legislation, consulting with experts, advocates and citizens throughout the state, to make it a redistricting model for other states across the country.

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Cuomo's Redistricting Bill
February 17th, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced an independent redistricting bill that would establish a nonpartisan commission to redraw district lines across the state. In the past redistricting has been in the hands of the majority conferences and has been used to fortify political strongholds and lump constituencies together in a convenient fashion. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011 to establish an Independent Redistricting Commission to permanently reform how congressional and state legislative districts lines are drawn in New York.

The senate Democrats released a supportive statement quickly after the announcement. Senate Republicans, who are enjoying being back in the majority, issued a statement saying that the budget and other issues must be addressed before redistricting.

Cuomo wants legislators to act on the legislation as soon as they return from their winter break, on February 28. It looks like a battle is brewing.

Here is the statement from Cuomo’s office: Read the rest of this entry »

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Bloomberg Goes After Teachers
February 17th, 2011

In what some have cast politics at play, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to announce the reduction of 6,166 teaching positions, three-quarters of which would be through layoffs, in his preliminary budget this afternoon.

Some have said the move was made with merit firing in mind — a proposal the mayor has been pushing for in Albany. Bloomberg hopes to get rid of teachers based on their success with students not seniority. To repeal “last in, first out,” the mayor would need approval from the State Legislature.

The head of the United Federation of Teachers, Michael Mulgrew, told the Times: “I dont understand why the mayor continues to be talking about teacher layoffs, Mr. Mulgrew said. This is all a politically bogus game on their behalf.

The threat comes as the city announces $2 billion in unexpected tax revenue. That revenue makes up for anticipated cuts from the state and federal government.

We’ll be following the story all day, so be sure to check back for updates.

The mayor’s budget presentation begins at noon.

By on February 17, 2011, 11:08 am
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Krueger Tells Boehner To Stop War on Planned Parenthood
February 16th, 2011

Sen. Liz Krueger is looking to rally support to protect Planned Parenthood from federal cuts supported by Speaker John Boehner. What we are seeing right now is an all out assault on women and womens rights, said Krueger in a statement.

As Congress moves more and more towards the political right were witnessing a barrage of attacks that cannot be ignored. This may be a Federal issue for now, but the writing on the wall is clear: the next stop is the State level. We must unite and speak up now to show that this blatant disregard for womens health should not be accepted on the Federal level and will not be accepted in New York.

Here is a statement from her office: Read the rest of this entry »

By on February 16, 2011, 4:25 pm
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Bike Lanes on the Agenda
February 16th, 2011

The latest bike battle is rolling into the City Council today with several pieces of legislation, including a requirement to report bike and pedestrian accidents more frequently.

One bill will force the Police Department to report on its Web site the number of traffic moving violations, crashes and injuries or fatalities on a monthly basis. It will also force the Department of Transportation to study all traffic crashes involving a serious injury or fatality every five years.

In recent months, bicyclists and communities have clashed over the number of bike lanes across the city. Today, Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the package of legislation would help communities and bicycle advocates understand why bike lanes go in certain areas.

“Getting people out of cars and on to bikes is a good thing,” said Quinn. “Bike lanes work great in some neighborhoods and don’t work well in others.”

We’ll report back later on how the council voted.

By on February 16, 2011, 2:50 pm
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Covering Bloomberg
February 16th, 2011

The Observer’s David Freedlander has documented what has been increasingly clear to those of us who slavishly follow city policy and politics: Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Teflon has sustained some pretty deep — and even irreparable — scratches of late, and the once relatively docile city press corps is piling on.

“For two terms the Bloomberg administration enjoyed, even seasoned reporters acknowledge, a relatively easy go of it in the press, and an even easier time among the editorial boards,” Freedlander writes. “No longer. ”

As examples Freedlander cites the harsh press coverage of Bloomberg following his recent quip about inebriated Irish people and his whereabouts during the Dec. 26 blizzard.
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Lost in Big Apple Ed
February 15th, 2011

For anyone who fights their way through the Department of Education web site looking for data, Big Apple Ed seems like a godsend. None of those pesky PDFs DOE loves. Instead, type in a school and get an attractive page with lots of data: from admission to average class size, from admissions criteria to special programs. And it has a nice feature that lets the user compare school s– which is exactly what parents want to do when they seek a place for their children.

Unfortunately Big Apple Ed seems to have released itself on the world before it was quite ready for prime time. The search by school name just does not seem to work. Looking for a popular elementary school I tried P.S. 321, ps 321 and 321 each time the site responded, “We couldn’t find any schools for you.”

I then went to the school search site where a visitor can enter one of a number of fields. I typed in Midwood. Once again no schools. Midwood High School. Same answer. Looking for a public (not charter) school near my Brooklyn address, the site recommended two charter schools in the Bronx and an elementary school in Queens.
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