Sunday, January 28, 2007

Property tax relief in Spitzer budget

The Albany Times Union.Com James Odato

James gives us all a "sneak preview" of Spitzer's upcoming State Budget Proposal........one thing is for sure...New York can no longer afford to be doing business as usual........here are a few quotes............andy

"Gov. Eliot Spitzer is preparing a budget that calls for enhanced property tax relief, more than $1 billion in health care cuts and the biggest education spending increase ever by a governor -- in the neighborhood of $1.5 billion, according to people briefed in recent days. In his first budget, Spitzer will deliver on his campaign promises and his State of the State Message by investing more in key areas while getting tough on public education, requiring a restructuring of the health care system and providing hundreds of millions of dollars in tax cuts, people familiar with his spending plan said."
"His budget will include extra money for school districts that enter into performance contracts that require demonstrated progress. One such contract calls for a district to boot its superintendent if student achievement doesn't improve after a few years." for the rest of this detailed article...click here........and the Times Union also gives us STAR stricken ..........how the Star program may not be the final answer to property tax relief in new york...a very good read..andy

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