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Capital Region schools await budget details

Districts uncertain about financial aid

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, left, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, shake hands before a general joint budget conference committee meeting at the Capitol in Albany on Monday.
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, left, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, shake hands before a general joint budget conference committee meeting at the Capitol in Albany on Monday.
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Significant negotiations continued Monday on key elements of the tentative state budget deal, leaving schools and other groups still wondering if the spending bill would force teacher layoffs and higher local taxes. No one seemed to think the tentative deal — praised by fiscal conservatives and cursed by advocates for the poor — was threatened, but the inches-thick budget bills hadn’t yet been written or printed. The Legislature must pass the bills by the end ...

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deeder
March 29, 2011
7:24 a.m.

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I thought the idea here was for a budget that reduced spending so the taxpayers did not see an increase in taxes???????????????????

readitdaily
March 29, 2011
8:31 a.m.

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Deeder..do you really think the governor and legislature care about the middle class. Now that the budget is set, property taxes will increase which will have a greater impact on the middle class. The millionaires are getting a tax decrease so any increase in their property taxes will be a moot point. What I'd like to know is what happen the all the hype about the 2% tax cap..I guess that must be an oversight.

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