State Legislature passes budget that includes more money for Bronx, city schools

Bronx and city schools are one step closer to getting the funding from the state required by the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) lawsuit.The state Legislature passed a budget that would provide more than $11.2 billion over the next five years for school construction costs. The Legislature also approved $6.47 billion annually for school operating costs. These numbers are substantially higher than the ones required by the CFE ruling. The budget now goes to Governor Pataki (R-NY) for his signature.