Teachers union sues Cuomo over school aid cuts, claim governor’s spending power is unconstitutional

“First and foremost, the state should target any reductions to school districts best able to absorb the cuts,” said Citizen Budget Commission’s Dave Friedfel. “Second, the state also plans to spend $4 billion in cash to fund its capital spending this year, most of that spending could be funded with debt and that cash could be used to avoid draconian cuts. The state can also curtail capital spending overall, especially economic development spending.”