|Extra credit for on-time budget; Early Albany action may mean a windfall for LI schools and a clearer picture for homeowners of what their next tax bills will be|
New York Daily News
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Description/Abstract: For the first time in 21 years, state lawmakers yesterday met their April 1 deadline in approving a school-aid package that includes an extra $107.6 million for the Island's public schools next year. That's $11 million more than this year's increase and - better yet - it was adopted more than four months earlier. The result: Long Island homeowners should have a clearer picture of what their tax bills will be when they vote on school budgets next month.