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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"
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
by Jody Tosti
Apr 16, 2002 — Republicans in the state Assembly announced yesterday in Albany how many people signed petitions to force the Legislature to resume passing on-time budgets. The Republicans say New Yorkers care deeply about the issue, even though the Legislature and governor are currently in their 18th straight year without an on-time spending plan.
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Mar 08, 2002 — Many economists are now saying the recession is over. The revenue estimates released by the state Assembly and Senate reflect that optimism. Both houses have discovered more money for possible use for favored programs. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 06, 2002 — The New York State Senate and Assembly have a slightly more optimistic view of the state's finances for next year than the predictions presented by Governor Pataki. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Mar 04, 2002 — With less than a month to go before the official start of the state fiscal year, groups that have suffered under 17 years of late budgets testified at a hearing to give their reasons why the budget should be on time. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article