From NCPR Blogs:
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...
We’ve reported a lot here in the last year or so about the financial problems North Country schools are facing and how they’re dealing with them, and that story continued last night with a meeting between school board members and...
News stories tagged with "budget"
Mar 03, 2003 — Governor Pataki has discovered that the current year's budget deficit is even bigger than he originally estimated. The governor's 30-day budget amendments find another hole of nearly $200-million. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Feb 25, 2003 — Governor Pataki and the leaders of the state legislature have less than 5 weeks to decide how to close an over $2 billion dollar gap in the current year's budget. So far, no agreement on a plan has been reached. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Feb 24, 2003 — Governor Pataki took his budget message on the road to western New York last week. But, he was trailed by his chief rival in the budget-fight, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. From Albany, Karen Dewitt has more on the story. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Feb 05, 2003 — President Bush's proposed federal budget could endanger air service in the North Country. The administration's plan is to eliminate federal funding for Essential Air Service, the program that subsidizes flights to Massena, Ogdensburg and Watertown. The changes would mean a drastic cut in funds to local air service. Go to full article
Feb 05, 2003 — Hundreds of school children marched at the State Capitol to protest Governor Pataki's proposed cuts to after-school programs. Go to full article
by NCPR News
Feb 04, 2003 — New York Senator Hillary Clinton says the president's 2004 budget will do "more harm than good" for New Yorkers. She says the budget short changes law enforcement and other first responders, cuts back education, Medicare and Medicaid, and endangers future growth with the large deficit. Go to full article
Feb 03, 2003 — Governor Pataki has said that he's pushing for deep spending cuts in his new budget because he does not want to repeat mistakes that were made in the early 90's. But fiscal experts say there are more similarities that differences between the governor's plan, and the budgets of over a decade ago. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 31, 2003 — The North Country's medical industry is reacting with anger to Governor Pataki's budget proposals, unveiled on Wednesday. Rural hospitals and nursing homes face a possible cut in Medicaid payments - and millions of dollars in new taxes. As Brian Mann reports, health care officials say the budget could mean lay-offs or cuts in services. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2003 — Governor Pataki's record budget cuts to schools in New York state are drawing an angry response from teachers unions and other education advocates, who say children will be harmed. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article