Betty Little's posts related to Budget

Senator Little Named to Governor's Mandate Relief Team

State Senator Dean G. Skelos today designated Senator Betty Little to serve on Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Mandate Relief Redesign Team."  The team will look to reduce the costly burden of unfunded mandates on local governments and school districts.

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Legislators bemoan sad state of finances in the Empire State

Press-Republican, March 4, 2011

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Little: Senate, Assembly Propose Budget Amendments, Announce Conference Committees

LITTLE: SENATE, ASSEMBLY PROPOSE BUDGET AMENDMENTS

            The State Legislature took two steps this week toward completion of a budget that is due  April 1, the start of the new fiscal year.

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North Country lawmakers hope state budget is step in right direction

Press-Republican

March 29, 2011

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Little: Prisons could fare better under latest budget plan

By MAURY THOMPSON--thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011 5:49 pm

Upstate communities with prisons may fare better under a closure plan administered by the governor than by a task force, state Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, said on Monday.

"So this way we have a little more flexibility and a little more input," said Little, who represents a Senate district with 10 state prisons.

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Senator Little statement regarding 2011-12 budget adoption

            “The governor presented a budget in February with the clear expectation that the Legislature would work within his framework and complete the work by the April 1 deadline. Through negotiations and the budget subconference committee process, we reached an agreement with the Assembly and governor that includes some changes that are important to many of the groups and individuals I’ve heard from during the past two months.

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Local reps upbeat on N.Y. budget deal

ZEKE WRIGHT - Bennington Banner

Posted: 03/31/2011 10:50:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, N.Y. -- Local Republican representatives in the New York State Senate and Assembly had a cheerful outlook on Thursday after a late legislative session the night before which saw passage of the state's first on-time budget in five years.

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Beekmantown welcome center to reopen

Press-Republican, April 5, 2011

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Cuomo unveils state budget

Press-Republican

January 18, 2012

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Budget pushes schools on evaluation system

OMAR RICARDO AQUIJE oaquije@poststar.com and MAURY THOMPSON thompson@poststar.com | Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:03 am

School districts could receive an increase in state funding under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2012-13 proposed budget, but only if they begin using a teacher and principal evaluation system.

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