Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Melrose) was extremely outspoken in the weeks leading up to passage of the 2013-14 State Budget about the need for an increase in school aid across upstate New York. The enacted budget included such increases across upstate New York and throughout the 107th Assembly District.

“I am very pleased to announce that after weeks of hard work on behalf of our local schools, teachers and parents, this budget will give more funding to schools across the 107th District than was initially proposed by the governor. The total aid increase from the governor’s initial proposal for the schools in our district is over $4 million, with an average 2 percent increase per school district compared to the Governor’s initial education proposal. Although it is not enough, these funds will allow our schools to continue to provide a high level of education for our students and help to avoid the crippling program cuts that have become so common over the past few years. Our work is not done yet, and my office will continue to fight for our local schools to ensure that our children and grandchildren are prepared for the future with fair, predictable and equitable school aid.” 

Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information, please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s official website. 


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