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Legislators say Cuomo aid increase, tax cuts not enough

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2014-15 executive budget proposal at the Hart Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2014-15 executive budget proposal at the Hart Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
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In his budget address Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a 3.8 percent increase in education aid for New York’s schools, but some Capital Region lawmakers say it’s not enough. Cuomo plans to provide an $807 million increase in school aid for the 2014-15 school year, with 70 percent of that funding distributed to high-need school districts. “Funding is always an issue, but what is a bigger issue is the formula for funding education,” said Assemblyman ...

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