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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"
Mar 06, 2003 — 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
Mar 05, 2003 — 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
Mar 05, 2003 — Hundreds of school children, teachers and school superintendents converged on the capitol Tuesday to lobby for the restoration of over a billion dollars in education cuts that Governor Pataki has proposed for the state budget. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 04, 2003 — A group of people who are receiving one of the smallest cuts in Governor Pataki's proposed budget say they will be hurt the most. Disabled people on SSI asked the governor to reconsider a cut of $13 from their month checks. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
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