Lawmakers inch closer to passing state budget

? The fight for school funding is heating up on Long Island as lawmakers get closer to passing a state budget.Representatives from school districts across

WOODBURY - ? The fight for school funding is heating up on Long Island as lawmakers get closer to passing a state budget.

Representatives from school districts across Long Island showed up for a big rally at Hofstra University last night.

The representatives say if Gov. Andrew Cuomo?s proposed state aid cuts are approved, valuable classes, clubs, sports and library services could be cut. This would be in addition to teacher layoffs.

Protesters say extending the millionaire?s tax could keep money in the schools and say it would raise $5 billion.

State lawmakers say they are close to passing a budget and it may come before the April 1 deadline.

Hundreds of LI teachers in Albany protesting slash to state aidDemocrats slam Cuomo's proposed budget cutsGov. Cuomo pitches budget plan in Patchogue

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