Assemblymember Bronson Lauds 2012-13 Budget For Increases to Education Funding

March 29, 2012

Assemblymember Harry B. Bronson (D-Rochester/Chili/Riga/Rush/Wheatland) announced the anticipated passage of a 2012-13 state budget with much-needed increases to education funding (A.9057-D). This money is vitally important for the education of our children. In addition, the money will go to help school boards stay within the property tax cap without making additional cuts, Assemblymember Bronson noted.

“This budget delivers for Monroe County children and taxpayers,” Assemblymember Bronson said. “These tough economic times have made budget negotiations difficult, but I fought to make sure our children get what they deserve – the money to fund a quality education. We recognized the need for additional education funding in general aid and less money for burdensome competitive grants that didn’t meet our needs.”

Statewide school aid was increased by almost 4 percent over last year’s budget. To ensure Monroe County schools received adequate funding, Assemblymember Bronson secured an additional $805 million in aid this year.

“This budget shows the state is fulfilling its commitment to our children and education,” Assemblymember Bronson said. “There is no substitute for a good education for the young people of Monroe County. Our school districts will have an easier time balancing costs with these additional funds without burdening our hardworking families with additional taxes.”