Issues: Education

Senate Republicans Call For a Budget That Returns $1 Billion to Schools by Ending GEA

Senator Robert Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda) and dozens of others in the State Senate Majority held a press conference in Albany to discuss their plan to repeal the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). The Senate Republican Conference is proposing to return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-2016 state budget.

Last month, Sen. Ortt co-sponsored a bill introduced by state Senator Patrick Gallivan (R,C,I-Elma) that would get rid of the state’s formula that determines how much money is cut from aid promised to local school districts.

February 10, 2015
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State Senate Majority Outlines Plan to Eliminate GEA

Senator Robert Ortt (R,C,I-North Tonawanda) and other Senate Republicans outlined their plan to repeal the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) that cuts education funding. The Senate Majority proposed to return $1 billion to schools across the state.

February 10, 2015
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Senator Ken LaValle Calls For Return of $1 Billion to Schools - Demands end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)

February 10, 2015 -In Albany today, Senator Ken LaValle called for an end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) that has forced local school districts to cut educational programs and reduced services since it was implemented in 2010.  “Eliminating the GEA will restore much needed funds to our schools and assist in providing quality education to all of our children.” said Senator LaValle.  He continued, “The $1 billion in cuts should be fully returned to our schools in this budget year.” 

February 10, 2015
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Senate Republicans Call For An End To The Gap Elimination Adjustment

Senator Bill Larkin joins Senator John Flanagan, Chairman of the Senate's Education Committee, in calling for an end to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)

February 10, 2015
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RITCHIE: SUPPORT KIDS, NOT CUTS

Senator Joins Colleagues to Call for End of

“Gap Elimination Adjustment” Budget Gimmick 

State Senator Patty Ritchie joined fellow lawmakers today at the Capitol to call for an end to the “Gap Elimination Adjustment,” a budget gimmick that has continued to hurt schools and students since its implementation in 2010.

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“Since the GEA went into effect—five years ago, before I took office—it has cost schools across our state upwards of $8 billion dollars.  That’s literally thousands of dollars per student that could have been put towards providing them with new opportunities to further their education,” said Senator Ritchie.

“Today, I’m proud to stand with my fellow lawmakers to call for putting an end to the GEA once and for all. We owe it to our state’s hardworking teachers and their students to fight back against the GEA and give them the resources they need to be successful in the classroom.”

February 10, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Leads Effort To Return One Billion To Schools By Eliminating The GEA

Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today joined with his Senate Republican colleagues at a press conference in Albany to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) to protect our public schools and taxpayers.  The Conference proposed a plan that would return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

February 10, 2015
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Senator Flanagan Leads Fight To Eliminate GEA

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) was joined by his New York State Senate Majority Conference colleagues to call for the complete elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment - February 10, 2015

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SENATOR NOZZOLIO CALLS FOR A BUDGET THAT RETURNS $1 BILLION TO SCHOOLS BY ENDING THE GEA THIS YEAR

Billions of Dollars Have Been Stripped from School Budgets by the Democrats’ Gap Elimination Adjustment

February 10, 2015
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FUNKE, SENATE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR A BUDGET THAT RETURNS $1 BILLION TO SCHOOLS BY ENDING THE GEA THIS YEAR

Billions of Dollars Have Been Stripped from School Budgets by the Democrats’ Gap Elimination Adjustment

At a press conference in Albany today, the New York State Senate Majority outlined their plan to abolish the notorious Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and its devastating impact on state funding to public schools. The Senate Republican Conference is proposing to return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget. 

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Murphy joins coalition to call for an end of Gap Elimination Adjustment

ALBANY, NY - At a press conference in Albany today, the New York State Senate Majority outlined their plan to abolish the notorious Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and it's devastating impact on state funding to public schools. The Senate Republican Conference is proposing to return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

February 10, 2015
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Help Support our Kids: End the GEA Budget Cuts!

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.

February 10, 2015
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Help Support our Kids: End the GEA Budget Cuts!

I am proud to be leading the fight to help completely eliminate the GEA school aid budget cuts once and for all.

This effort is designed to protect our local schools from harmful cuts in State education aid. This will not only ensure more resources for classroom instruction and quality programs, but will also help us to achieve our goal of ensuring an outstanding education for every child, in every school.

Support my efforts to eliminate the GEA budget cuts and help ensure a brighter future for our kids, please sign my petition below.

February 10, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY REPORTS SENATE REPUBLICANS CALL FOR A BUDGET THAT RETURNS $1 BILLION TO SCHOOLS BY ENDING THE GEA THIS YEAR

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady), along with his colleagues in the New York State Senate Majority, held a press conference in Albany today, and outlined their plan to abolish the notorious Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and its impact on state funding to public schools. The Senate Republican Conference is proposing to return $1 billion to schools across the state by accelerating the complete elimination of the GEA in the 2015-16 state budget.

The GEA was first imposed on New Yorkers in 2010 by former Governor David Paterson and the Democrats who controlled the Senate and Assembly. The entire Senate Republican Conference voted against the GEA because it created severe cuts to the bottom lines for public schools.

February 10, 2015
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Senator George Amedore Calls for the Elimination of the GEA at a Capitol Press Conference

Today, Senator Amedore joined his colleagues in the Senate Republican Conference to announce a plan to completely eliminate the GEA in this year's budget. 

February 10, 2015
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Senate Call To End GEA Intensifies

ALBANY, 02/10/15 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I- Oneonta) today announced that the Senate Majority conference is joining his fight to eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) which has devastated public schools.

“I recently introduced legislation to eliminate the Gap Elimination Adjustment, and today, joined my colleagues to further advocate for the end of the GEA by providing necessary funding in the 2015-16 state budget,” said Senator Seward.  “To know that this issue is a top priority of the Senate Majority conference confirms how important it is to every school, every student, and every property taxpayer in New York State.”

February 10, 2015
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Senator Sue Serino Fights to Eliminate GEA

Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) today joined her Republican Colleagues at a press conference in Albany to announce their plan to eliminate the disastrous Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) that has had such an adverse effect on schools in the 41st District.

February 10, 2015
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Schoharie County Youth Bureau Meets With Senator Seward

ALBANY, 02/10/15 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) today met at his Capitol office with members of the Schoharie County Youth Bureau.  

“Youth Bureau programs are cost effective and enhance the quality of life in our rural communities along with developing future leaders,” said Senator Seward.  “The preventive benefits these programs produce are immeasurable and the confidence they give the students involved is truly special.  I am proud that a legislative grant I secured a decade ago helped initiate the Schoharie County program and I will continue to advocate for continued state funding for this and other vital youth programs.” 

February 10, 2015
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SENATOR AMEDORE CALLS FOR ELIMINATION OF THE GAP ELIMINATION ADJUSTMENT (GEA)

Senator George Amedore today called for the acceleration of the elimination of the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) that has devastated public schools since it was enacted in 2010. At a Capitol press conference today, Senator Amedore and his colleagues in the Republican conference  proposed to include $1 billion in the 2015-16 state budget to completely eliminate what remains of the GEA.

February 10, 2015
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Senate Majority Calls for Ending the GEA School Budget Cuts this Year

At a press conference in Albany today, the New York State Senate Majority outlined their plan to abolish the notorious Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) and its devastating impact on state funding to public schools.

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