New York budget to bring $121 million more to Long Island schools

The budget will increase state aid for Long Island schools by 5.3 percent.

The budget will increase state aid for Long Island schools by 5.3 percent. (3/27/13)

WOODBURY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed state budget will bring more aid to Long Island schools.

The budget, which is expected to pass in the Assembly tomorrow, will increase state aid for Long Island schools by 5.3 percent or $121 million from last year. That's $50 million more than what Cuomo proposed in January.

The bad economy has meant tough program cuts and teacher layoffs across Long Island.

In 2008, the state was sending Long Island $2.8 billion in school aid. Now, even with the increase, New York will only be sending Long Island $2.5 billion.

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