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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"
Jan 15, 2003 — New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi says President Bush's economic stimulus plan would cause New York to lose up to $3.4 billion over the next four years. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 14, 2003 — New York's Senate Majority Leader says the combined projected state budget deficit of $12 billion dollars could be even bigger. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Jan 10, 2003 — Governor Pataki believes that he can ride out the state's budget crisis by cutting spending and cutting taxes, as he did in 1995. But some say that times are different now than when Pataki faced his last budget crisis. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 18, 2002 — One of the biggest issues that will face New York's next governor is now to close a multi-billion dollar budget gap. The candidates for governor have spent little time detailing how they would solve the problem. Even the release of the midterm on New York's budget, which was intended to shed light on the state's financial status, turned into a political squabble. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Oct 14, 2002 — The candidates for governor may not be talking about New York's looming budget deficit, buy many of those involved in New York's political world are discussing the growing problem. Two think tanks, one conservative and one liberal have recently issued reports with the recommendations on how to handle the crisis that New York's governor will have to face next year. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 21, 2002 — Voters in the Ausable Valley school district narrowly approved a seventeen million dollar budget on Thursday. The spending plan will mean an eleven percent property tax increase. That price tag angered some locals, who urged the school district to make deeper program cuts. Brian Mann has details: Go to full article
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