Tag Archives: budget cuts

cuomo declares new york state “functionally bankrupt”

refreshing to hear a politician telling the truth. now, if we could just get this kind of honesty at the federal level.

” Declaring New York State “functionally bankrupt,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proposed a $132.9 billion budget on Tuesday that would reduce year-to-year spending for the first time in more than a decade, sharply cut back projected spending on education and health care, and cut the budget for state agencies by more than half a billion dollars in the next fiscal year.”

read more here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/02/nyregion/02budget.html?hp

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“G.O.P. Governors Take Aim at Teacher Tenure”

poor teaching has not caused our $14 trillion debt. here is my fix: cut overseas military bases, end the wars and hire more teachers at better wages. attract the best and the brightest. our priorities are backwards and are the reason for our decline.

“Governors in Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada and New Jersey have called for the elimination or dismantling of tenure. As state legislatures convene this winter, anti-tenure bills are being written in those states and others. Their chances of passing have risen because of crushing state budget deficits that have put teachers’ unions on the defensive.”

read more here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/01/us/01tenure.html?hp

hundreds protest in las vegas over budget cuts

from egypt to las vegas, things are going to get much worse. the “system” is corrupt, broke and insolvent.

read more here:

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jan/29/hundreds-las-vegas-reno-protest-budget-cuts-town-h/