New York Governor Andrew Cuomo released his state budget Tuesday. The $142 billion spending plan includes more money for schools , including a phase in of funding for universal pre-kindergarten programs. It would also freeze property taxes for two years, if local governments cooperate.
Tim Kremer of the New York State School Boards Association joined WAMC's Midday Magazine to discuss the education plans unveiled in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address last week.
One of the top issues of the 2014 New York legislative session will be taxes. While Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to cut taxes, some, including New York City Mayor -elect Bill de Blasio, want to raise them.
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he’ll need to see more details and end of the calendar year state revenue figures before deciding whether the state can afford $2 billion in new tax cuts that Governor Cuomo is likely to propose.