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CBC urges the approval of A7302-A/S5568-A, a bill that will improve the oversight of preschool special education program providers.
It would reduce fraud, abuse and mismanagement by requiring that every provider be audited at least once by the State Comptroller by March 31, 2018 and that Executive Directors of providers be fully engaged and qualified for their positions.
The CBC urged the Port Authority to improve its budget process and make it more transparent. The letter offered six recommendations to resolve these problems, such as long-term planning, regular reporting, and detailed budgeting
In a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo the CBC urged to approve A7302-A/S5568-A passed in the latest legislative session. The bill’s provisions will improve the oversight of preschool special education program providers.
I am writing to share the views of the Citizens Budget Commission on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to allow local governments to opt into a “fixed rate” contribution plan to fund their public employee pension obligations. We believe this proposal would endanger the future financial viability of the pension plans and recommend you reject it.
The letter urges Governor Cuomo to veto A.10722A/S.7722A, a bill that would allow for consideration of a child’s “home environment and family background” in special education placement determinations. This provision has the potential to create significant costs for school districts that are already under severe fiscal pressure.
CBC sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to veto A6309/S4067, the bill that would allow school districts to borrow an amount equal to 125% of their required 2011 pension contributions and to repay them over 15 years.