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Hi! Fresh from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget address (listen here!), how did we do? I wouldn’t say the address was exactly North Country-centric, but there were a few mentions of issues that particularly impact us. NCPR’s reporters...
Teachers Union: Rich districts spend 80% more than poor ones to teach students, tax cap makes it worse
The New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) has today released an analysis (press release, h/t Politics on the Hudson) showing that the wealthiest 10 percent of our state’s school districts spend 80 percent more on teaching students than do the...
I returned to work this week after 12 weeks of maternity leave, and in yesterday morning’s news department meeting found myself more than a little confused as new stories have materialized and old ones advanced dramatically in the time...
We’ve been reporting a lot over the last year or so about the financial struggles schools are facing in our region, and how they’re trying to improve their situations (in fact, I blogged yesterday on a related issue, touching on the...
A bill that’s passed both the New York Senate and Assembly would restore $90 million in funding for the state’s Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, North Country Now is reporting. Earlier this year, New York Gov. Andrew...
News stories tagged with "budget"
Apr 17, 2003 — New York's legislative leaders are working on a budget plan that restores $1.9 billion in education and health care spending. But the Senate and Assembly leaders are reluctant to spell out just how they'll pay for the additions. Go to full article
Apr 16, 2003 — Legislative leaders announced conceptual agreement on a new state budget 15 days after the spending plan was due. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2003 — Governor Pataki has suspended discussions with legislative leaders over a new state budget. He says they're failing to specify restorations of his proposed cuts and how to pay for them. Pataki also urged lawmakers not to take their annual Easter-Passover break in the absence of a budget agreement. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 14, 2003 — There's talk among some members of the legislature to postpone this spring's school budget votes, in an attempt to gain more time to form an agreement on restorations to school aide in the new state budget. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 10, 2003 — The New York State School Boards Association says schools around the state will be recommending double digit property tax increase in budgets presented later this spring, unless restorations are made to school aid cuts in Governor Pataki's budget. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2003 — The Speaker of the State Assembly says he and the Senate leader may strike out on their own and put together a budget without Governor Pataki. That is, if Pataki continues to reject the legislature's call for restorations. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Apr 09, 2003 — A late state budget may become no state budget this year. Tuesday's news that there might not be a budget for the current fiscal year may seem dramatic, but working without a budget has become fairly normal for Albany. Martha Foley talks with Albany correspondent Karen Dewitt about the latest from the legislative leadership and the fate of the budget process. Go to full article
Apr 08, 2003 — Governor Pataki threatened to run the state on emergency spending measures for the next several months if the legislature does not agree to a new state budget that spends within the Governor's limits. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 07, 2003 — Governor Pataki and the New York State legislature ended the week with little progress on a state budget that's late for the 19th year in a row. In fact, discussions over a borrowing plan to help bail the state out of a nearly $12 billion deficit seemed to be sliding backward. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article