Issues: Education

Senator Martins Meets With AP Government Students at Mineola High School

Senator Jack M. Martins came home from a busy week in Albany during which the Senate passed a budget for New York State and met with students in Mark Bomser’s Advanced Placement Government class.

Senator Martins spoke about the budget that was just passed in Albany. He told the students that it was a difficult process because the Legislature had to work with the Governor to close a $10 billion deficit. Since people are in need of tax relief, the Senate and the Governor decided that the way to close the budget deficit without increasing the burden on taxpayers was to cut spending.

April 1, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Outlines Education Budget

Senator John Flanagan (New York State) speaks on the Senate floor about the efforts of the Senate to restore needed funding for educational programs for the students. This additional funding for education was restored without adding any additional spending to the overall budget and without any new taxes - March 30, 2011

April 1, 2011
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Senator Robach Meets with Members of MCSBA

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to meet with a group from the Monroe County School Boards Association as we considered solutions to rising costs with fewer resources. Pictured with me is John Piper, Penfield School Board Member, and Jeff Crane, West Irondequoit Superintendent.

April 1, 2011
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Senator Martins Commits to Education, Restores Millions of Dollars in State Aid to Schools

Senator Jack M. Martins knows the value of a good education. That's why he fought to restore millions of dollars in state aid to school districts in the 7th Senate District in the budget.

March 31, 2011
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Senator Martins Restores Cuts in Aid to School Districts

Senator Jack M. Marting fought for the schools in the 7th Senate District and was able to restore significant cuts in aid that were proposed. He spoke about the importance of restoring cuts to the Elmont and Sewanhaka Central High School Districts.

March 31, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Releases Statement on 2011-12 Budget

Kennedy cites exclusion of UB 2020, massive cuts to students, millionaires’ bailout as reasons for ‘no’ vote

ALBANY, N.Y. – For the first time in five years, Albany has passed a budget on time. While Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, is proud of the accomplishment, he is deeply concerned about some of the details contained in – or absent from – the budget bills.

March 31, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Talks to WBEN-AM about On-time Budget, 'No' Vote

Senator Kennedy spoke Thursday to John Zach and Susan Susan Rose on Buffalo's Early News to discuss the state's first on-time budget in five years and his reaction to the budget details.

Click here to listen to the interview.

 

March 31, 2011
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Senator Lee M. Zeldin Announces School Aid Runs

My colleagues and I in New York State Senate fought to restore Millions of Dollars in School Aid funding.  Without our hard work in the State Senate, the cuts made by the Governor might have not been restored. 

March 30, 2011
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Senator Kennedy: Budget Takes Money from WNY Students and Gives it to Wall Street Millionaires

During the vote on the 2011-12 budget revenue bill, Senator Kennedy stood up to voice Western New York's opposition to budget provisions that will take money away from the region's students, seniors and families and put it into the pockets of Wall Street millionaires.  

March 30, 2011
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State Budget Closes $10 Billion Deficit, Restores Fiscal Responsibility, Builds Road to Job Creation With No New Taxes, No Borrowing.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson),  chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee today said  the budget about to be enacted restored an orderly and open budget negotiation process, brought back fiscal responsibility to the state, closes a $10 billion budget deficit and creates a road to job creation and economic recovery, all with no new taxes or borrowing.

“This budget,” LaValle said, “reaches its financial goals with no new taxes and no borrowing and will cut next year's projected budget deficit from $15 billion to about $2 billion.”

School Aid     

March 30, 2011
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SENATOR BONACIC MEETS WITH LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 7th and 8th GRADE BAND AND JAZZ ENSEMBLE

On March 29, 2011 Senator Bonacic me with the Liberty Middle School’s 7 and 8th Grade Band and Jazz Ensemble and presented them with a Senate Resolution. Senator Bonacic is pictured with Gary Siegel, Liberty Central School District’s Director of Music and NYSSMA State  Government Relations Advocacy Committee Member and Liberty Middle School students.

March 29, 2011
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Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

29 de Marzo de 2011

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA

 

Lo Que Usted Debe Saber

El presupuesto que el Gobernador del Estado de Nueva York Andrew Cuomo ha sometido para este año traerá consecuencias fatales para nuestra comunidad.

Aunque logramos restituir el dinero para mantener abierto los centros de ancianos y la amenaza de cerrar 105 centros de personas mayores de edad ya no es real, por otro lado en el presupuesto el Gobernador Cuomo pide un corte de 2.8 billones de dolares en los beneficios de medicaid.

March 29, 2011
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“The Buffalo News”- Another Voice-”Real reform is the answer to education dilemma” By Mark Grisanti

Acommentary by Billy Easton of the Alliance for Quality Education that was recently published in The Buffalo News regarding the proposed cuts to education funding in New York State missed the mark. Taxes — throwing money at the issue — doesn’t work. You cannot spend yourself into prosperity; it has never happened.

I support a well-measured restoration of funding for education. We are at a point in time where there has to be careful planning and consideration given to each and every problem relating to our students. We need to re-evaluate our current course and establish revisions that will both maximize benefits to students as well as minimize wasteful spending.

March 26, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Holds Roundtable Discussion on the Budget’s Effects on Western New York’s Students

Parents and students from Cheektowaga-Sloan meet with Senator Kennedy to discuss their concerns

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, visited the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School to hold a roundtable discussion with parents, students and educators. The talk focused on the state budget’s effects on schoolchildren in Western New York.

March 25, 2011
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