Chariho School Parents’ Forum

June 17, 2009

Budget news

Filed under: bond,Budget — Editor @ 7:41 pm

ProJo has the budget info –

The legislature’s budget plan cuts $55 million in general revenue sharing from cities and towns, a reduction that eliminates the general revenue sharing program.

Isn’t the general revenue sharing program where Charho said we would be getting that 54% reinbursement for the bond? Will they move forward and expect the taxpayers to pay 54% more?

On education, the budget for the coming year largely funds local education at the current level. But it eliminates all state dollars devoted to professional development at local schools, approximately $6.3 million. And the plan also cuts $1.7 million in new money the governor had proposed for charter schools and “mayoral academies.”

Disappointing indeed. I guess the special interest groups (like the NEA) doesn’t put the kids first. Well, not if its to their competition.

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5 Comments »

  1. Ok so its the middle of June, and they managed to save 10% of waht is needed and that is just for this fiscal year……next year will titled “Redux”. These guys are chopping wood with a steak knife….a dull one at that.

    Comment by RS — June 17, 2009 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  2. I couldn’t tell much from the ProJo articles. Sure do wonder about the matching dollars for the construction project.

    Comment by Gene Daniell — June 17, 2009 @ 11:37 pm | Reply

  3. This is what I could tell: There is a 12 percent increase in spending at a time when the state faces the largest deficit in history, of course the claim is the state is actually spending 10% less this year. So where are we when the stimulus money is no longer flowing through the pipeline?

    Comment by RS — June 18, 2009 @ 7:58 am | Reply

  4. Terrible! Why the general assembly keeps cutting of their nose to spite their face is beyond me. Mayoral Academies are an idea whose time has come, and they will actually save the state lots of money if the legislators actually create a statewide funding formula. We’re the only state in the nation without one!

    So sad. I hope the Mayoral academy money gets back in, and the bond funds are available as promised.

    Comment by s — June 18, 2009 @ 8:31 am | Reply

  5. S you got it nailed.

    Comment by Tim — June 19, 2009 @ 2:23 pm | Reply


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