Ever hear those “Taxpayer Minute” ads on radio? Those were produced by Americans for Prosperity. The New York State Chapter of Americans for Prosperity has endorsed BEST4NY ‘s online Mandate Relief Petition. See their May 3 post entitled cheap viagra uk
itle=”Albany Must Deliver Mandate Relief Now!” href=”http://www.americansforprosperity.org/newyork”>Albany Must Deliver Mandate Relief Now!
BEST4NY has a new ally. New Yorkers for Growth is a group of concerned citizens, that supports fiscally responsible candidates for
state office. It has been in existence for more than five years and helped elect more than a dozen responsible legislators to state and county seats. New Yorkers for Growth has also worked to put key fiscal issues on the radar in New York State, such as, repeal of the Triborough Amendment, pension reform, and mandate relief. New Yorkers for Growth wholeheartedly supports BEST4NY’s efforts and has called upon its supporters to sign our petition to roll back Triborough and stop the flood of unfunded mandates from Albany.
Please visit the New Yorkers for Growth website and support its efforts at its website HERE and/or by “liking” them on Facebook HERE
In this television interview, County Executive Astorino explains this significant unfunded mandate imposed by the NYS Legislature on counties, towns, and school districts. The video and accompanying article are cialis for sale
p/good_day_ny/county-executive-rob-astorino-20120412″>here And don’t miss the end where he notes that this law encourages employee layoffs. New York State is the only state in the country with such a law.
Friday the 13th is a lucky day for all NYS residents oppressed by the NYS Legislature’s unfunded mandates. Why? Because the NYS School Boards Assocation (“NYSSBA”), a leading and influential voice for mandate
reform in this state, has signed on to the Mandate Relief petition. Here is NYSSBA’s description of itself on its own website , “The New York State School Boards Association serves as the statewide voice of more than 700 boards of education. The collective influence of some 5,000 school board members, who constitute half the elected officials in the state, enables the Association to work toward the benefit of the elementary and secondary public school system in New York State. School board members are the educational leaders of their communities; they determine policies that govern the operation of their local public school system. ”
To read and sign the petition:
FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE MANDATE RELIEF PETITION
Or follow this link directly to the signature page:
Sign the petition
Please spread the word to family members, friends, neighbors, your local school boards, your local town boards, candidates for school board in this May’s school board elections, your county legislators, your NYS Senator, your NYS Assemblyman, and candidates for those offices in next November’s elections.
To find your NYS Senator and NYS Assemblyman, the NY Association of Counties will help you here: Contact Your Legislators
The Rye, Rye Brook, & Port Chester League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Forum about unfunded state mandates and mandate relief to consider questions such as what is an unfunded mandate and its impacts on counties, local communities, education
and taxpayers? What is Albany doing about unfunded mandates and is relief in sight? Experts will present various perspectives on Albany’s unfunded mandates and their effects on county, municipal and school district budgets. The forum will provide an understanding of the issues and exchange of ideas for potential legislative relief and regulatory reform. The event will occur Thursday, April 26, 7:30 PM in the Rye Middle School Multi-Purpose Room, 3 Parsons Street, Rye, NY.
WSJ -TEACHERS ARE NOT UNDERPAID
The WSJ takes a tip from the world of diving and applies Degree of Difficulty to education. It corrects Bure
au of Labor statistics in pension projections and offers a different perspective on job security.
Voters interested in saving New York and pursuing Mandate Relief should know about The Committee to Save New York, an alliance of business interests which supports the property tax cap and
mandate relief. According to YNN, last year the Committee to Save New York spent about $12 million to support Gov. Cuomo’s financial reform efforts. It will do the same this year. Heather Bricetti is a member of the Committee’s advisory board and President and CEO of the Business Council of New York. She is interviewed here on YNN and discusses Gov. Cuomo’s pension proposal and the Committee’s interest in mandate relief and financial reform. Voters should be know that there is substantial financial support in NYS for mandate relief.
Union leadership criticized Gov. Cuomo’s proposal for a new pension tier. And the NYS Legislature watered his proposal down before enacting it. But surprise, surprise – union members disagreed with their leadership and the Legislature. buy viagra cheap online
f=”http://www.siena.edu/uploadedfiles/home/parents_and_community/community_page/sri/sny_poll/SNY_February_2012_Poll_Release_FINAL.pdf”>A Feb. 2012 Siena Poll revealed:
“More than two-thirds of voters – including a majority of voters from union households – support the Governor‟s proposal to create a new pension tier for future government employees, requiring them to make larger contributions to their retirement plans and saving employers money. It is overwhelmingly supported by voters from every party and region…”
Jason Richwine and Andrew G. Biggs write as follows in their article:
“It is a view as ubiquitous as it is simplistic: To improve public education, pay teachers more—a lot more. Union officials, education reformers, scholars, laypeople, an
d politicians of all stripes endorse this principle in one form or another.
“However, as we determined in a study released Nov. 1, 2011, by the Heritage Foundation, “Assessing the Compensation of Public-School Teachers,” the average public school teacher already is paid more than what he or she is likely to earn in the private sector. Although some may well be underpaid, the typical public school teacher makes roughly $1.52 for every dollar made by a private-sector employee with similar skills.”
THE COMPLETE ARTICLE IS HERE