Teacher Evals, Tanning Ban in Albany's Late Mix
Teacher Evals, Tanning Ban in Albany's Late Mix joseph a, flickr
A rush to agree on several mid-level measures is under way in Albany as the Legislature faces its final days of the regular session.
Facing final hurdles are bills that would provide teacher evaluations only to parents, not the general public; simplifying election ballots and banning more youths from tanning salons.
There's little chance of success for an Assembly proposal to raise the minimum wage or establish a moratorium on hydrofracking for natural gas.
Albany is a flurry of closed-door meetings between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders to make deals followed by closed-door conferences among the majority parties in the Senate and Assembly to approve the compromises.
That's followed by frantic bill writing and quick committee reviews to rush the bills to approval before the June 21 end of session.