|$83.6 Billion State Budget Includes Parole Limitations; Governor Criticizes Judicial Interference in School Funding|
New York Law Journal
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Description/Abstract: Yesterday, in a press conference following his formal budget presentation, Governor Pataki said that while he agrees New York's system for funding education is inadequate, he neither appreciates nor considers appropriate the interference of the judiciary. He said for the first time yesterday that Justice DeGrasse's opinion will be appealed, in part to ensure that the power of the Legislature is not usurped by the courts. "It is not the role of a judge to run the education system," Governor Pataki said. "It is the role of the people in authority - local officials, school officials, educational officials and the state and legislative officials. We intend to do that."