Statement by Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos

Dean G. Skelos

July 27, 2010

By taking credit for staying alive in Race to the Top Two, Senate Democrats – aka ‘the Enemies of Reform,’ are hoping taxpayers will forget how their failure to support important education reforms cost us $830 million in Round One.


Joining 18 other states as finalists for more federal aid is good news, but it won’t overshadow the facts that taxes and spending will be going up even more, school property tax bills are being prepared without a state budget in place, and the budget will soon be the latest in history.