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"
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
by Brian Mann
Jan 30, 2003 — Governor George Pataki says his budget will avoid "job-killing" tax increases. But critics of the spending plan say it's filled with hidden taxes and fee hikes that could total one and a half billion dollars. As Brian Mann reports, the spending plan could also force school districts to raise property taxes. Go to full article
Jan 29, 2003 — Governor Pataki release a state budget plan that is expected to contain bad news, in the form of budget cuts, for nearly every segment of state government. As Karen Dewitt reports, lawmakers and lobbyists are anxiously awaiting Pataki's presentation. Go to full article
Jan 28, 2003 — Governor Pataki has said he wants to reform Medicaid in his new budget, to be released Wednesday. Those who have to pay for rapidly growing state health care program are hoping that Pataki will propose cuts as a solution. Those who depend on Medicaid for health care wish that the Governor would preserve services. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 24, 2003 — Governor Pataki says he won't include any ?job-killing? tax increases in his new budget. 200 human service groups have formed a coalition to argue that the spending cuts that Pataki says he'll propose can also reduce jobs in New York. The new coalition says tax surcharges on New Yorkers who can afford to pay are a better answer. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 22, 2003 — New York Senator Hillary Clinton is trying to protect Medicaid services in financially troubled states. She's calling on the federal government to boost its share of Medicaid payments. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jan 22, 2003 — There's a growing nervousness over what Governor Pataki may propose in his budget plan next week. In anticipation of possible cut backs, hospitals across new York made clear Tuesday that any further declines instate aid could be harmful to patients. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany. Go to full article