Governor's budget to target school aid, close prisons

A New York Post article published this week says Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive budget will feature substantial cuts to school and municipal aid.

The Post's state editor, Fred Dicker, penned Monday's piece, which also predicts prison closures across the state and layoffs within the state Department of Correctional Services.

According to Dicker, a source close to the budget preparations said the governor has - quote - "slashed aid to local governments and, more importantly, state school aid."

Those same sources told the Post that prisons will be closed in Cuomo's budget - a move that will most certainly draw the ire of lawmakers from the North Country.

Cuomo's much-anticipated executive budget is due Feb. 1.

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