Based on an excerpt of Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno’s speech, he was expected to respond to Eliot Sitzer’s speech and say, “not raising taxes is not enough–The Senate wants to go further by providing greater tax relief.”
He’s expected to go on to say, “The Senate has proposed expanding the property tax rebate program to triple the size of the checks and provide $2.6 billion in property tax relief this year,” referring to the rebate program they initiated last year.
The Alliance for Quality Education released a statement applauding Spitzer for his dedication to funding, and helpfully offered a specific dolalr amount the state should steer towards schools.
“He made it crystal clear he is going to provide the level of funding that is necessary to deliver educational excellence. We anticipate that funding level will approach the $8.5 billion he articulated during his campaign.”
– Azi Paybarah