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Two dozen major unions, education associations, school funding advocates, and government watchdog groups gathered today in the State Capitol to call for the passage of state legislation stopping local Industrial Development Authorities (IDAs) from diverting tax revenue that would otherwise go to schools.
Representatives of unions, education associations, school funding advocates and government watchdog groups gathered in the State Capitol today to call for the passage of legislation, pending in both chambers of the State Legislature, that seeks to prohibit industrial development agencies from abating school district taxes…
This week at the Capitol, we’ve heard about a push for universal free lunches, we’ve heard from lawmakers hoping to put new restrictions on IDAs giving tax breaks, and Gov. Kathy Hochul awarded $100 million for 50 school districts and BOCES to address pandemic learning loss, all as key players continue to express concerns about the governor’s proposal to end a policy known as “Save Harmless.”