2006-07 Executive Budget Contains Educational Benefits, Property Tax Relief, Medicaid Integrity and Tax Cuts to Encourage Small Business Expansion and Population Retention
A statement from Assemblyman Michael Fitzpatrick
January 18, 2006
Gov. George Pataki’s 2006-07 executive budget contains many program proposals that would provide incentives for the future growth and stability of New York through fiscal responsibility and tax cuts. One such proposal would boost educational benefits to students and school districts. Investing in our future means investing in our children, and the commitment to our children starts with a series of educational initiatives to strengthen math and science education programs. In preparing our children for the future, we are preparing them for an ever-changing work force. Programs such as:
- “Partnership for Prosperity” would strengthen science and technology education through a public and private partnership.
- “Engineers of the Future” would cultivate an interest and proficiency in engineering.
- Summer institutes for math and science provide opportunities for middle school students to learn during their summer vacations and allow teachers to refresh and renew their competencies.
- “Teachers of Tomorrow” would provide recruitment incentives such as tuition reimbursement for potential new teachers.