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War Could Worsen State Budget Crisis

Governor Pataki and his budget analysts believe that the war with Iraq could worsen the state's fiscal crisis. Other leaders in the state government have mixed views about the war's impact on New York's economy. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Pataki and Bruno Disagree on State Budget

Republicans are now at odds over the state budget, after a bit of a clash between Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and Governor Pataki. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Eyes Native Tobacco Taxes

As cash-strapped New York trolls for new sources of revenue, some lawmakers are targeting tobacco and fuel sales on reservation land and vendors who sell to native-owned stores. Tribes are resisting the effort on sovereignty grounds. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

School Boards say Pataki's Budget Proposal Will Result in Double-Digit Tax Increases

Schools in New York are warning of double digit property tax
increases if Governor Pataki's education cuts are not rescinded by
the state legislature. The head of the New York State School Boards
met with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who vowed to restore the
cuts. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Unsure Where to Borrow Money

It seem almost certain that New York state lawmakers will borrow money to keep the state running over the next few months. But they are still in deep disagreement over what kind of borrowing to do. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Legislators Promise to Restore Proposed Healthcare Cuts

The state's legislative leaders promised hospitals they'd get restorations of Governor Pataki's budget cuts, as the rhetoric in the budget battle heated up. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

A Rare Day in Albany: Agreement on State Revenues

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders have, for the first time, obeyed a legal deadline that requires they agree on state revenues by March 10th. The news comes as Pataki's budget director orders state agencies to make more cutbacks, or face running out of cash by the middle of May. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article
Students in Franklin Co. BOCES programs
Students in Franklin Co. BOCES programs

School Programs Face Cuts ? Again

Throughout the North Country, school administrators are grappling with devastating preliminary budgets for next year. They're dealing with falling state aid and rising costs. They're considering cutting programs, laying off teachers, closing school buildings, and still may propose tax levy increases in the 20% range. Last spring David Sommerstein profiled two programs in Malone that faced cuts. This year is no different. Here's that story.  Go to full article

NY Senate and Assembly Release Revenue Forecasts

Both houses of the legislature have released their revenue forecasts for the new fiscal year. The Assembly and Senate say they agree with Governor Pataki's grim predictions for the state's future fiscal condition. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Local School Districts Face Big Cuts

Educators in the North Country are watching the education budget battles in Albany carefully. School districts across the region face both double digit tax rate increases and cuts to programs and services next year. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

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