Assem. Ortiz Previews Somos Spring Conference
After several unions, including the United Federation of Teachers, New York State United Teachers and others didn't donate to the annual Somos El Futuro conference held in Albany this weekend, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo each donated $36,000 to make up for the shortage. Cuomo is appearing at the conference to pick up his "Visionary Leadership" award the group plans to give him, while Assembly member Felix Ortiz helped the governor when he voted for the infamous Tier VI legislation that continues to erode public pensions.