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Thursday, March 12, 2015

State Sen. Rob Ortt
ALBANY — State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, said the passage of the State Senate’s “Brighter Future” budget plan would greatly benefit Western New York schools and families.

The Senate’s proposal, to be negotiated with the Assembly and the Governor, increases school aid by $1.9 billion over last year, and eliminates the $1 billion deficit remaining from the Gap Elimination Adjustment.

“Our budget builds a brighter future for our students,” Ortt said. “This significant increase in school aid will provide teachers and students with the resources they desperately need. We also propose eliminating the Gap Elimination Adjustment to restore billions of dollars lost in school aid to our western New York students. And, by expanding aid to community colleges and increasing the ceiling for the state's tuition assistance program, we will make college more affordable for New Yorkers.”

The GEA was introduced in 2010 to close the state’s then-$10 billion budget deficit by diverting funding originally dedicated to school districts and deducting it from state aid.
The Senate’s proposal combines with the Assembly’s one-house budget resolution and the Governor’s executive budget to layout each stakeholder’s position heading into budget negotiations.

The state budget is due March 31.

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