May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Editorials

Controlling New York State Spending

Nearly two months after the budget deadline, Governor Paterson and the Legislature still can’t agree on how to close a $9.2 billion deficit in the $136 billion budget. More...

Why Hide the Numbers?

Last week, people were buzzing with talk of the salaries of local teachers, which the Courier printed in its May 13 edition. Some readers thanked us for shedding light on teacher compensation, although they asked that we not disclose their names. More...

What’s Behind the Threat of a Contigency Budget?

Under New York state law, if both the first and second proposed budgets are voted down, then the affected school district is required to implement a state-mandated contingency budget. More...

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Weekly Quotation

“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.” ~Henry David Thoreau