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Advocacy Update: NYSSBA Summaries of Legislative Budget Proposals


March 17, 2016

Both the Assembly and the Senate released their house's respective budget bills this week.

These proposals represent the next step in the process to negotiate a final state spending plan for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Each proposal includes additional aid for education, and both reject the Executive's proposed repeal of the Foundation Aid formula. However, the Assembly commits to a four-year phase-in of the formula. Whereas the Senate, instead of beginning to phase-in the existing formula, would increase Foundation Aid using multiple new tiers of funding.

Additional information on each of the plans is available below.

NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team will continue to update you on these and other issues.

For more information, visit our Key Issues Page, and be sure to follow NYSSBA on Facebook and Twitter.

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