School Administrators Propose $290K Program Additions

Feb272015
school hskidsinhall120Lansing School Administrators presented a plan to add about $290,000 worth of operational and instruction positions in the 2015-2016 budget.  After years of reductions Business Administrator Mary June King says this is the first time new instructional positions have been added in at least seven years.  She said that with $240,000 in cuts, mainly due to retiring employees, the new positions will only cost the district a net $50,000.

"The rollover budget presented to you two weeks ago was projected at $28,650,000," King said.  "The projected budget with these additions is $50,000 more.  It's really an instructional program growth of $290,000 value that we can get for less than $50,000 because of the reductions, some related to retirement breakage.  That is something we expect to see in the next few years, some retirement breakage planning."

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Cyber Terrorism Legislation Enacted In State Senate

Feb272015

Cyber Terrorism Legislation Enacted In State Senate

 

albany2 120Senator Mike Nozzolio announced that the New York State Senate enacted four measures to crack down on cyber terrorism and its rapidly expanding threat to the state's security and finances. The legislation would enact tougher penalties for cyber-related crimes, create cyber security programs to identify potential risks and threats, and require the state to perform a comprehensive review of all its cyber security measures every five years.

"Cyber-terrorism continues to be one of the most serious threats to our national security and our personal privacy, and I am proud to work with my colleagues to address this vitally important issue," said Nozzolio. "These measures enacted in the Senate will enhance New York State's cyber-security and help protect our citizen's personal information, while strengthening penalties for those found guilty of cyber crimes."

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Fiscal Stress Remains Low In Villages

Feb272015

Fiscal Stress Remains Low In Villages

 

albany3 120State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System has identified 22 villages in New York in some level of fiscal stress. DiNapoli’s office evaluated and scored 539 villages, which predominantly have a fiscal year ending on May 31.

For 2014, three villages have been classified as in “significant fiscal stress,” four in “moderate fiscal stress,” and 15 as “susceptible to fiscal stress.” Last year, a total of 15 villages from this group were listed in fiscal stress.

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Reed Secures Disaster Relief for Yates Farmers

Feb272015

Reed Secures Disaster Relief for Yates Farmers

 

capitalbuilding 120Congressman Tom Reed announced Wednesday that Yates County farmers received nearly $284,000 in Disaster Relief administered by the USDA through the Emergency Conservation Program.

"Last May I saw firsthand the damage done by widespread flooding in Penn Yan and Yates County," Reed says.  "I heard from homeowners, businesses and farmers about the amount of repairs they would need to their properties. I told them then that I would work tirelessly to get them the assistance they needed to get back up and running."

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