N.Y.'s Silver Rejects Tax Hike to Satisfy Education Mandate

Braun, Martin Z.
April 2004
Bond Buyer;4/1/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31854, p4
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Reports on New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's stance on plans to reform the state's educational finance system. Silver's support for a system overhaul that comes as part of a budget deal; Silver's opposition against increasing the sales tax to improve basic education; Current state spending on education.


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