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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...
NCPR’s Joanna Richards has a great story this morning on the ways that deep military cuts could affect the community around Fort Drum. There’s a lot of uncertainty, but national reorganization efforts brewing in the Pentagon could mean...
Update, 12:30pm: Our reporter Julie Grant just spoke with Canton Central Superintendent Bill Gregory, who told her the district is eliminating one bus route. The district had considered cutting all student transportation within Canton village...
It’s a tough time for schools, budget-wise. We’ve been covering this story extensively for some time now, but one recent story by Julie Grant lays out the problem as it currently stands: In that story, Hermon-DeKalb Central School...
The budget isn’t likely to be formally passed until late this week (probably Thursday, it looks like), but information is coming out at this point about what’s in there, and people are starting to respond. For example, North Country Now...
News stories tagged with "budget"
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
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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
Feb 05, 2003 — Hundreds of school children marched at the State Capitol to protest Governor Pataki's proposed cuts to after-school programs. Go to full article
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Feb 04, 2003 — New York Senator Hillary Clinton says the president's 2004 budget will do "more harm than good" for New Yorkers. She says the budget short changes law enforcement and other first responders, cuts back education, Medicare and Medicaid, and endangers future growth with the large deficit. Go to full article
Feb 03, 2003 — Governor Pataki has said that he's pushing for deep spending cuts in his new budget because he does not want to repeat mistakes that were made in the early 90's. But fiscal experts say there are more similarities that differences between the governor's plan, and the budgets of over a decade ago. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 31, 2003 — The North Country's medical industry is reacting with anger to Governor Pataki's budget proposals, unveiled on Wednesday. Rural hospitals and nursing homes face a possible cut in Medicaid payments - and millions of dollars in new taxes. As Brian Mann reports, health care officials say the budget could mean lay-offs or cuts in services. Go to full article
Jan 31, 2003 — Governor Pataki's record budget cuts to schools in New York state are drawing an angry response from teachers unions and other education advocates, who say children will be harmed. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 30, 2003 — Governor George Pataki says his budget will avoid "job-killing" tax increases. But critics of the spending plan say it's filled with hidden taxes and fee hikes that could total one and a half billion dollars. As Brian Mann reports, the spending plan could also force school districts to raise property taxes. Go to full article