Albany power play may result in tax, school aid changes

Albany power play may result in tax, school

Albany power play may result in tax, school aid changes (Credit: News 12 )

ALBANY - A power play in Albany could result in tax changes and how much school aid Long Island districts will get.

While Republicans lack a clear-cut majority in the Senate, they have maintained power by sharing it with a splinter group of Democrats called the Independent Democratic Conference, or IDC.  

Last night, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and IDC leader Jeff Klein announced the bipartisan power sharing agreement will come to an end next year. That means depending on election results, Democrats could be in control of all aspects of state government.

Political analyst and former Democratic Assemblyman Jerry Kremer says the bipartisan coalition has served Long Island residents well on issues like school aid, transportation and highway costs.  He says a shift to the Democrats could result in more state money ending up in the hands of New York City.

The new agreement would take effect in January, but is subject to this year's election results.

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