New York Dream Act http://wrvo.org en Dream Act supporters vow to fight on http://wrvo.org/post/dream-act-supporters-vow-fight <p></p><p>Supporters of Dream Act legislation say they were “set up,” when a hastily arranged vote on the bill in the New York State Senate chamber late <span data-term="goog_389773422" tabindex="0">Monday</span> led to the measure’s failure by just one vote.</p><p>The focus is now shifting to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Backers say they will try to get the governor to put the measure into the state budget.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:04:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52891 at http://wrvo.org Dream Act supporters vow to fight on Dream Act dies in New York State Senate http://wrvo.org/post/dream-act-dies-new-york-state-senate <p></p><p>The Dream Act is dead for now in New York state, after the state Senate voted down the measure that would have granted college tuition aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. The 30 to 29 vote defeating the Dream Act left leaders of rival Democratic factions pointing fingers.</p><p>Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein , who is in a ruling coalition with the Republicans, says he’s disappointed that two Democrats joined the GOP to vote no on the bill to allow tuition aid for children of undocumented immigrants.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:16:01 +0000 Karen DeWitt 52867 at http://wrvo.org Dream Act dies in New York State Senate Assembly leader urges Senate to pass Dream Act, says no consensus on free college for prisoners http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-leader-urges-senate-pass-dream-act-says-no-consensus-free-college-prisoners <p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:18:23 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51909 at http://wrvo.org Assembly leader urges Senate to pass Dream Act, says no consensus on free college for prisoners Senate passes some budget bills, Assembly waits until Thursday http://wrvo.org/post/senate-passes-some-budget-bills-assembly-waits-until-thursday <p>The New York State Senate held a rare Sunday session at the Capitol, in an attempt to get the state budget finished on time in the midst of major religious holidays. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:49:26 +0000 Karen DeWitt 35234 at http://wrvo.org