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School Finance: What Should Be Done About It

The current state policy, which the State Senate seems want to push farther and farther, is to provide more state education funding to school districts that spend the most money, New York City excluded, and then to make New York City pay for it through back door “tax relief” aid for everyone else. No accountability is expected for the added funds. My solution, as I’ve stated in the past, is to have a cap on spending per student at 25 to 33 percent above the national average (adjusted for the cost of living). Not a cap on the increase, keeping existing spending differences in spending as they are forever, as certain cynical, selfish, nasty, dishonest, greedy, immoral, unethical people have often proposed. A cap on the total. Below that cap, no school budget referendums would not be required. Above the cap, one dollar of state education funding would be taken away for each dollar in excess.



LEADERS AGREE TO PASS WICKS LAW REFORM LEGISLATION

STATE OF NEW YORK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
June 14, 2007
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR

CONTACT: Christine Anderson
canderson@chamber.state.ny.us
212.681.4640
518.474.8418

LEADERS AGREE TO PASS WICKS LAW REFORM LEGISLATION

Governor Eliot Spitzer and Lieutenant Governor David Paterson today
commended legislative leaders for agreeing to pass legislation to reduce



Dem Prez Candidate Takes Manhattan by Storm!

I've just learned that one of the Democratic contenders for President in 2008 is in town.

A gay blog called "Queerty" (get it?) is having an event tonight featuring bona fide presidential hopeful former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel. It seems like the event is free. An ad for it is is on their website.



EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHES CHILDREN ’S CABINET

STATE OF NEW YORK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
June 14, 2007
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR

CONTACT: Christine Anderson
canderson@chamber.state.ny.us
212.681.4640
518.474.8418

EXECUTIVE ORDER ESTABLISHES CHILDREN’S CABINET

Governor Eliot Spitzer today announced an Executive Order establishing an
ongoing task force of high level state officials to advance programs and



REVISED BROADCAST MEDIA ADVISORY

STATE OF NEW YORK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER June 14, 2007
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR

Contact: Press Office
518-474-8418

REVISED BROADCAST MEDIA ADVISORY

Governor Eliot Spitzer today will hold a Leaders Meeting with Lieutenant
Governor David Paterson,
Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver,
Senate Minority Leader
Malcolm Smith and Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco.

The Leaders Meeting will be streamed LIVE on the internet at 2:30 p.m.
Those wishing to receive



MEDIA ADVISORY

STATE OF NEW YORK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER June 14, 2007
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR
Contact: Christine
Anderson
canderson@chamber.state.ny.us

212-681-4640

518-474-8418

UPDATED ADVISORY
FOR
JUNE 14, 2007

Thursday, June 14

Governor Eliot Spitzer is in New York City and Albany.

10:30 AM Makes Major Economic Development Announcement



NYS Job Growth Matches U.S. & State's Jobless Rate Remains Below Nation's in May

News from New York State Department of Labor
For more information contact: Leo Rosales, 518-457-5519
NYS Job Growth Matches U.S. & State's Jobless Rate Remains Below Nation's in May

ALBANY, NY (06/14/07; 1318)(readMedia)-- New York State’s private sector job count increased over the month by 10,600, or 0.1 percent, to 7,196,300 (seasonally adjusted) in May 2007, the State Labor Department reported today. Since the beginning of New York’s current economic expansion in August 2003, the state has added 292,500 private sector jobs.



GM TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRANSITION ASSISTANCE IN NORTH COUNTRY

STATE OF NEW YORK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
June 14, 2007
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR

CONTACT: Christine Anderson
canderson@chamber.state.ny.us
212.681.4640
518.474.8418

GM TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRANSITION
ASSISTANCE IN NORTH COUNTRY
Company Agrees to New Aid Package for Massena

Governor Eliot Spitzer today announced an agreement with General Motors



ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

News from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

Department of Law Department of Law
120 Broadway The State Capitol

New York, NY 10271 Albany, NY 12224

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York City Press Office / 212-416-8060
Albany Press Office / 518-473-5525

ATTORNEY GENERAL CUOMO ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH JOHNS HOPKINS
UNIVERSITY

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Johns Hopkins to Pay $1.125 million; Agrees to End Deceptive Practices;
Abide by the Code of Conduct; Submit to Monitoring and Oversight by New



BROADCAST MEDIA ADVISORY

STATE OF NEW YORK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER June 14, 2007
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR

Contact: Press Office
518-474-8418

BROADCAST MEDIA ADVISORY

Governor Eliot Spitzer today will hold a Leaders Meeting with Lieutenant
Governor David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, Assembly
Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith and Assembly
Minority Leader James Tedisco.

The Leaders Meeting will be streamed LIVE on the internet at 2:00 p.m.
Those wishing to receive the webcast should log on to:



Nadler Outraged by Reports of More NSL Abuses

Nadler Outraged by Reports of More NSL Abuses

CONGRESSMAN

JERROLD NADLER

8th Congressional District of New York

Nadler Outraged by Reports of More NSL Abuses,

Says New FBI Privacy Guidelines Fail to Protect Americans



MAJOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION COMMITS TO TRADE CENTER LEASE

STATE OF NEW YORK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
June 14, 2007
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR

CONTACT: Christine Anderson
canderson@chamber.state.ny.us
212.681.4640
518.474.8418

MAJOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION COMMITS TO TRADE CENTER LEASE
JPMorgan Chase to Build Investment Banking Headquarters

Governor Eliot Spitzer, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Assembly Speaker



BROOKLYN HOUSE OF DETENTION COMMUNITY MEETING THURSDAY, JUNE 21ST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR INFORMATION, CALL
Heloise Gruneberg
heloise.g@verizon.net
1-718-855-9865

BROOKLYN HOUSE OF DETENTION COMMUNITY MEETING THURSDAY, JUNE 21ST
The City’s plan to reopen the Brooklyn House of Detention, to double
the inmate population, and to build a new facility on State Street to
accommodate residential and commercial space, will be the focus of a
community forum, to be held on Thursday, June 21st at 7:00pm, at the
Belarusian Church, 401 Atlantic Avenue (Atlantic and Bond), at which
Commissioner Martin Horn of the Department of Corrections will be the



MEDIA ADVISORY

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK STATE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Maritere Arce
Maritere.arce@chamber.state.ny.us
212.681.4640
518.894.3003

UPDATED ADVISORY
FOR
JUNE 14, 2007

Thursday, June 14



BROADCAST MEDIA ADVISORY

STATE OF NEW YORK FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER June 14, 2007
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNOR

Contact: Press Office
518-474-8418

BROADCAST MEDIA ADVISORY

Governor Eliot Spitzer will be making a major economic development
announcement today at his office in New York City.

The event will be streamed LIVE on the internet beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Those wishing to receive the webcast should log on to:

http://pointers.audiovideoweb.com/asxfiles-live/ca25winlive2138.asx

A LIVE Satellite Feed will be available at 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the



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