Who's more powerful in Washington -- Paterson or Bloomberg? (What's in the Stimulus, Part 2)
Monday, February 02, 2009
It's not just WHAT you get, it's how you get it -- and New York State and City may not be on the same page. For example, when it comes to education, the state prefers the Senate version, because -- you guessed it -- under the Senate version the state gets to control more of the money. The state says the House version would be more restrictive, because funds not used by the states would be passed on to localities as Title 1 funds. But that possibility looks good to New York City, because Title 1 funds go to poor schools, which the city has plenty of. How will it shake out? That depends on who is successful this week in Washington in persuading lawmakers -- the city or the state. Stay tuned.