|Queens education funds get $322 million boost|
Peter A. Sutters, Jr
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Pockets: Advocacy, New York State School Finance Reform Archive
Tags: budget, educational, funds
Description/Abstract: New York state lawmakers have included an increase in the amount of money given to New York City schools by $322 million in their first on-time budget in 20 years. A total of $24.6 billion was provided in the 2005-06 budget, an increase of $848 million in "formula driven and other educational assistance" to schools statewide, according to state Sen. Joseph Bruno (R-Rensselaer), the majority leader.