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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 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
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 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
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
Apr 04, 2003 — County health officials say Governor Pataki's budget could jeopardize efforts to guard against threats of bio-terror and the newly discovered illness SARS. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 03, 2003 — Members of the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus have joined with provider groups to ask that funding for AIDS and HIV treatment cut by Governor Pataki be restored. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 02, 2003 — In what may be the largest demonstration ever in Albany over the state budget, at least 25,000 health care workers converged on the Capitol to rally for restoration of $2 billion in cuts, planned by Governor Pataki. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 31, 2003 — Across the country, schools are facing their worst fiscal crisis in years. In every part of the North Country, school boards and superintendents were looking at deficits in the millions of dollars to keep things running as is. Instead of asking taxpayers for increases in the 20% range, schools are slashing spending. They're laying off teachers and principals, cutting everything from athletics to driver's education, and in some cases, closing whole schools. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article