Issues: Education

RITCHIE: BUDGET INCLUDES $5 MILLION INCREASE IN AID FOR LIBRARIES

Libraries Statewide to Receive $91.6 Million in Funding 

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced the new state spending plan includes $91.6 million—which is a $5 million increase in aid over the Governor’s proposal— to help support libraries in their efforts to provide books, technology, educational resources, entertainment and more to people across the state. 

In addition, the new State Budget also includes $14 million in library construction aid, which will allow libraries across the state to make upgrades to their facilities. 

“The libraries that dot our region provide countless people with opportunities to expand their horizons and learn new things,” said Senator Ritchie.

April 1, 2015
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Ortt: State Budget Delivers for Western New York

Senator Points to Education, Economy and Veterans’ Services

 Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today announced passage of the 2015-16 New York State Budget, which includes several of Ortt’s Western New York priorities. Ortt pointed to key measures to strengthen education, economic development, and veterans’ services.

April 1, 2015
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Remarks on the Education Budget Bill

(Albany - March 31st) Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins addressed her colleagues in regards to the Education Budget Bill. She prefaced her remarks by mentioning that she is a product of public school education, her children went to public school, her grandchildren went to public school and she had the opportunity to teach in public school. As one of the leading advocates for children and education in New York State, the Senator criticized the bill for the expeditious implementation of the common core and the lasting effects it could have on students and their teachers. She reflected on all the different areas of her district and the way they banded together over the rush to place the common core in schools.

April 1, 2015
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FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

FRESHMAN SENATOR DELIVERS

Senator Serino’s Statement on the New State Budget 2015-16

 

ALBANY, NY— Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) proudly announced today that the new State Budget for 2015-16 includes major wins for residents of the 41st Senate District. The new budget’s emphasis on cutting spending and creating real, tangible jobs will provide a much needed boost to local economies and countless new opportunities for residents.

March 31, 2015
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SERINO STRIKES A BALANCE ON EDUCATION REFORM

SERINO STRIKES A BALANCE ON EDUCATION REFORM

Statement Regarding the Passage of the Education Reform Budget Bill

 

ALBANY, NY – Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) released the following statement regarding the passage of the Education Reform Budget Bill:

March 31, 2015
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SENATOR ROBERT ORTT ON EDUCATION PORTION OF 2015-2016 NEW YORK STATE BUDGET

Please see the following statement from Senator Ortt regarding the education portion of the state budget passed this evening.

March 31, 2015
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RITCHIE: BUDGET DELIVERS FUNDING FOR LOCAL COLLEGES

Nearly $13 Million Allocated for Upgrades at Central and Northern New York Colleges 

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced the new State Budget will include nearly $13 million to help local colleges improve the learning experience for students by making upgrades to their campuses. 

Included in the spending plan is $6.65 million for SUNY Oswego, $1.95 million for SUNY Canton and $4.35 million for Jefferson Community College.  $850,000 in funding allocated for Jefferson Community College will go towards renovating college’s Melvil Dewey Library Building.

March 31, 2015
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Senator Young Secures Over $582 Million in Education Aid

Record amounts for schools in the 57th Senate District

 

ALBANY – Record amounts of school funding will boost quality education in the 57th Senate District, according to Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean).

 

“Overall, my schools will receive a record investment of $582,788,622 in education aid, which is an increase of more than $32 million, or 5.9 percent, over last year. Children in my district will receive the high-quality, first class educational opportunities that they need to succeed,” Senator Young said.

 

Senator Young said that the restoration of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) coupled with more Foundation Aid drove more funds into her school districts.

 

March 31, 2015
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Senator Young Declares Victory Over the Gap Elimination Adjustment

Schools have 94.6 percent GEA restoration

 

ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) declared victory over the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA), with it almost completely eradicated from her school districts.

 

“The destructive fiscal gimmick that is the GEA is almost gone from my schools, with 94.6 percent eliminated. We have restored more than $11.5 million in GEA cuts that were implemented by Democrats when they controlled the Senate in 2010,” said Senator Young.

 

“Senate Republicans have led the charge to get rid of the GEA that has robbed our schools of funding, and our children of learning opportunities,” she said.

 

March 31, 2015
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NEW STATE BUDGET BOOSTS SCHOOL AID $1.4 BILLION

$25 Million Hike for Local Schools; Budget Shave 3/4ths from GEA

March 31, 2015
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Statement on 2015-16 Education Aid

ALBANY, 03/31/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on the education aid portion of the 2015-16 state budget: 

“This year, more than any other in recent memory, the education aid discussion drifted toward other issues.  My focus remained steadfast – to deliver state dollars to our local schools to make sure every student will have access to a quality education.”

March 31, 2015
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SERINO MAKES GOOD ON PROMISE TO INVEST IN STUDENT SUCCESS

SERINO MAKES GOOD ON PROMISE TO INVEST IN STUDENT SUCCESS

ALBANY, NY – Senator Sue Serino (R,C,I—Hyde Park) announced today the new State Budget for 2015-16 will include an increase of $1.4 billion in State Education Aid, making good on her promise to ensure that the final budget make a real investment in local students.

“Since taking office, I have toured local schools and met with countless teachers, parents, officials, and students to hear first-hand about their needs,” said Senator Serino. “If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that investing in the success of our students should be our top priority and this budget does that.”

March 31, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Talks About Education Aid, Ethics Reform, and Minimum Wage on Your Voice

March 30, 2015 - On this Your Voice cable program, State Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses ethics reform, school funding, teacher evaluations, education tax credits, and minimum wage in New York state.

 

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE STATEMENT: MORE THAN HALF OF GEA ELIMINATED IN THIS YEAR’S STATE BUDGET

 

I am pleased that the agreed upon New York State budget will eliminate more than 50 percent of the GEA (Gap Elimination Adjustment) that has devastated school districts since it was enacted in 2010.

March 30, 2015
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Senator Larkin Leads the Fight for Increased Education Aid in new Budget

Albany – Continuing his strong commitment to our local schools, New York State Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-On-Hudson) today was pleased to announce that the new State Budget for 2015-16 includes an increase of $1.4 billion in State Education Aid.

“A strong education starts by making smart investments in our local schools so that all children have the opportunity to excel in the classroom,” said Larkin.  “This major funding increase will ensure significant new investments in our schools, reduce pressure on property taxpayers and help chart a course toward a stronger and brighter future for our children.”

March 30, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Senator George Amedore today announced that the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for four $2,500 scholarships that will be awarded at their annual conference weekend in June.

 

The scholarships will be awarded to four current or future college students from New York State. Eligibility will be based on the student’s GPA, interest in pursuing a higher education, involvement in the local community, and individual financial need. Both academic and athletic scholarships are available.

 

March 30, 2015
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