education spending

New York News
9:21 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Watchdog Warns Against Ed Bond Act On New York Ballot

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The November ballot includes a proposal for New York to borrow $2 billion to spend on technology for schoolchildren, like computer tables.  A fiscal watchdog group says it’s not a good way to finance the purchase of iPads.

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New England News
3:32 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Massachusetts House Panel Issues State Budget Recommendation

The  Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday approved a $33.8 billion state budget that boosts spending on higher education and local aid.

The proposed budget is $ 1 billion less than what Governor Deval Patrick recommended. Committee vice-chair  Democrat Stephen Kulik of Worthington says the only new taxes are the ones approved by the full house earlier this week for transportation.

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New England News
5:19 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Massachusetts Legislators Hear Plea For Education Spending

Members of the Massachusetts Legislature Joint Committee on Ways and Means hold a hearing on education spending at Greenfield Community College
Credit WAMC

Members of the Massachusetts Legislature have begun a series of public hearings on Governor Deval Patrick’s $34.8 billion dollar budget proposal.  A hearing, run by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Ways and Means was held at Greenfield Community College on Tuesday. The focus of the session was on education and local aid. 

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