ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed income tax surcharge aimed at funding full-day pre-kindergarten programs appears to have stalled in the state Legislature. De Blasio says he's open to an alternative source, but wants a "verifiable" city funding stream for $530 million annually for five years and hasn't seen it yet. Governor Andrew Cuomo opposes the surcharge but vows the state will fund pre-K.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The Rochester teachers union is suing the state and school district over state-mandated performance reviews. The Rochester Teachers Association says New York's Board of Regents, state Education Department and district didn't account for Rochester's nearly 90 percent student poverty rate when it graded teachers last year.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A Buffalo businessman says he'll challenge Congressman Brian Higgins in the Democratic primary. Emin "Eddie" Egriu (Ee-grew) announced his candidacy in the western New York district on Monday. Egriu is a 52-year-old contractor and former project director of a community group committed to revitalizing city neighborhoods.
SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) - Constellation Energy says its Nine Mile Point 2 nuclear power plant on Lake Ontario in central New York is back in service after being shut down last week by a problem with a power supply. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the Nine Mile Point 2 plant in Scriba (SKREYE'-buh) was manually shut down early today after the loss of off-site power to control and alarm electrical circuits.
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