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"
May 22, 2002 — A fight has erupted in the New York state legislature over the issue of giving mayors more control over schools in their cities. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking approval to take charge of his city's schools, and any agreement could lay the groundwork for mayors of several other cities across New York to win control of school districts in their cities. But first, an argument between the Assembly and Senate must be resolved. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 20, 2002 — Governor Pataki and legislative leaders conducted the just completed state budget, mostly in secret. Lawmakers say the return to three men in a room was necessary because New York faces a fiscal crisis. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 17, 2002 — The state legislature has finished the budget, six and a half weeks after the deadline. Governor Pataki and the legislative leaders say they are proud of a difficult budget put together in the midst of a financial crisis, and they defend the new fees and one shots the budget contain. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 10, 2002 — As Governor Pataki and the legislature continue to write and negotiate budget bills in secret, environmentalists are left wondering whether a proposed loan of 200-million dollars from the environmental trust fund is really a loan at all. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 03, 2002 — The new state budget framework includes plan to borrow from funds meant for the environment and health care in order to balance the state's budget. Groups that benefit from those funds aren't happy with this arrangement. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 02, 2002 — The governor and leaders of the legislature finally worked out a budget deal last night. Details are scant. None of the leaders offered an estimate on the overall size of the spending plan — and how it compares to the $89 billion budget Pataki proposed in January. Karen Dewitt reports.
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Apr 29, 2002 — Governor Pataki and legislative leaders are struggling to reach a budget settlement nearly a month after the deadline, but school districts in the state say it may already be too late to help them. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 26, 2002 — Lately, legislative leaders have huddled in closed-door meetings with Governor Pataki to work out the state budget. They seem to have given up for now on some reform ideas, including open conference committees to publicly discuss the spending plan. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article