The Capitol Report / PBS NY 10.7.11

School districts across the state are facing challenges with the new Tax Cap. Schools are apprehensive when it comes to utilizing exemptions for fear of the process backfiring. Susan Arbetter reports on the topic with Dr. Rick Timbs of SSFC.

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Statewide School Finance Consortium Executive Director Dr. Rick Timbs is helping to keep the issue alive in the media.

"How does the state have the expertise to tell local school districts how to raise their money," said Timbs in The Buffalo News on July 5th. >read

Dr. Rick Timbs on Capitol Press Room WCNY discussing Tax Cap ramifications. click to listen

Dr. Rick Timbs continues to discuss Tax Cap ramifications with Susan Arbetter. Watch the Capitol Report PBS/NY view

Officials of the Whitehall school district say the tax cap is going to be brutal! Read the story in the Glens Falls Post Star - view





Rally for Rural School Districts / WXXI Rochester

Regional school officials are calling on New York lawmakers to change the state's formula for doling out funding to rural school districts. The education leaders claim the money is being unfairly distributed between wealthy and poor districts, saying funding cuts had a larger impact on rural schools.

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Does the state have the expertise to tell local school districts how to raise their money?

Timbs said in a story in The Buffalo News July 5. To read the story click hereTimbs also discussed ramifications of the tax cap for Upstate schools on “The Capitol Pressroom’’ and “The Capitol Report’’ with WCNY (Syracuse) Capitol correspondent Susan Arbetter. To listen to a podcast of “The Capitol Pressroom,’’ click here.

To watch the “The Capitol Report,’’ click here.

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