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Look at the dismal condition of New York State government

July 3, 2010
 
The National Journal named New York the worst state govenrment in 2009
http://www.nationaljournal.com/njonline/no_20090710_3238.php
 
This Geroge Mason University study names New York the worst state government for personal freedom.
http://www.statepolicyindex.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/freedom-in-the-50-states-an-index-of-personal-and-economic-freedom-by-ruger-and-sorens.pdf
 
The front runner for Governor is a tax and spend Democrat who played a major role in creating the economic meltdown and who’s father created many of New york’s current problems.
 
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NYS leads nation in education spending but is not the leader in results, yet State gov, the dems, and of course the unions only answer – just keep spending what they don’t have, and refuse cuts.

New York State’s Department of Education is the nation’s spending leader.

New York spends more per pupil on education than any other state, according to a report issued Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

New York’s public elementary and secondary schools spent $17,173 per pupil in 2007-08, which was 67 percent higher than the national average of $10,259 per pupil.

New Jersey was second at $16,491 per pupil, followed by Alaska at $14,630, the District of Columbia at $14,594 and Vermont at $14,300

Three Western states spent the least: Utah ($5,765 per pupil), Idaho ($6,931) and Arizona ($7,608).

Click here for breakdowns of public education spending in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The new figures are contained in “Public Education Finances: 2008,” a Census Bureau report that provides data on revenues, expenditures, debt and assets of elementary and secondary public school systems.

“This report on public school spending shows us how taxpayer money is being spent on education,” said Lisa Blumerman, chief of the bureau’s Governments Division. “Public education is the single largest category of all state and local government expenditures. These data provide a detailed picture of how available resources are spent within the public education system.”

Public school systems across the country received $582.1 billion in funding in 2008, up 4.5 percent from 2007.

Read more: NYS leads nation in education spending – Business First of Buffalo

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Are we going to sit back and let this keep happening without a whimper? NO, we simply cannot!

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