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March 13, 2018
Last night, the Assembly Majority released their legislative budget proposal. Analysis of the bills is underway, however an initial read reveals that this proposal includes a number of NYSSBA priority items, and rejects some of the most harmful items in the Executive proposal.
The Assembly proposal includes:
March 7, 2018
Earlier this week, the State Senate and Assembly each acted on a series of bills in response to the most recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The Senate acted first, taking up a series of school focused bills on Monday afternoon. Included in their package was legislation that would:
March 2, 2018
Work on the development of the "one house" legislative budget proposals for 2018 is well under way. Take Action Now
Contact your legislators and ask them to consider NYSSBA's priorities as they finalize the 2018 state budget, including:
February 16, 2018
Late Thursday night, Governor Cuomo submitted a series of amendments to the original executive budget proposal he offered in January. Commonly referred to as "30 Day Amendments," the release notably includes a number of potential changes to the state's tax system, in response to the new federal tax plan - and the cap on SALT deductions, in particular - enacted late last year. These proposals include:
February 12, 2018
Congressional leaders have finally reached a long-sought agreement on top-line spending that will pave the way to complete the FY 2018 federal appropriations and budget process. The bipartisan agreement establishes new spending levels for FY 2018 and 2019, and temporarily extends federal funding until March 23 to avoid an additional federal government shutdown. Congress must now put together a larger omnibus spending package that will spell out allocations of funds for the U.S. Department of Education and other agencies through the remainder of the fiscal year.
January 25, 2018
Earlier this week the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team conducted a webinar to provide an overview of the 2018 Executive Budget and answer your questions.
If you were unable to attend live and wish to view the webinar, you may do so at any time at the link below.
You may also review the written material Governmental Relations shared as a part of the webinar:
January 22, 2018
Friday night, the US Senate failed to pass a fourth Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government running. The House passed a CR (H.R.195) by a vote of 230 to 197 on Thursday that included a full reauthorization for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through FY 2023 in hopes of attracting Democratic votes in the Senate. The CR would have continued level funding for Title I grants for disadvantaged students, special education state grants and related programs and, would delay for two years the collection of the federal excise tax (or "Cadillac Tax") on certain employer health care coverages.
January 16, 2018
Earlier today, Governor Cuomo released his proposed 2018-19 state budget. The Executive proposes a $769 increase in education funding. This is a 3% increase in education spending. The allowable growth under his self-imposed link to personal income growth would have been half that at 1.5%
$769 increase in education (3%)
January 16, 2018
The Division of the Budget has released the school aid runs that support the Executive's 2018-19 budget proposal. District by district information can be accessed below.
Join NYSSBA's Governmental Relations team to get the details on the Executive budget next Tuesday, January 23rd at noon.
January 11, 2018
On Monday, legislative leaders presented their legislative agendas. Despite the difficulties of the current fiscal environment, Speaker Heastie renewed his conference's commitment to funding education and indicated he wanted to "build on the success" of the past years, specifically in relation to Foundation Aid. The Senate focused more on tax relief, including reducing current mandates and prohibiting future unfunded mandates.
The Governor has announced he will release his 2018-19 Executive Budget on Tuesday, January 16th at 1:00 p.m..
Following the release, the NYSSBA Governmental Relations team will provide an overview and analysis, as well as school aid runs as soon as they become available.
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