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At Chenango Valley High School, Rep. Molinaro Discusses Impact Of Education Cuts In Proposed NYS Budget

  • Roundtable

Binghamton, NY – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) today hosted an education roundtable with school faculty, parents, teachers, and students at Chenango Valley High School, one of the schools losing funding in Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposed 2025 state budget. During the roundtable, the group discussed the need for more school funding – not less – as well as expanded disability education, pediatric mental health, and workforce development programs.

The Governor’s budget, which Rep. Molinaro has led the opposition against, reduces funding for hundreds of schools across New York State. This includes cuts to funding at Chenango Valley Central School District, Chenango Forks Central School District, and over half of all schools in New York’s 19th Congressional District. The budget also provides $2.4 billion to provide undocumented immigrants with legal assistance, housing, transportation, healthcare, and jobs.

Rep. Molinaro said, “Today’s discussion centered around the massive needs schools have, including more mental health resources and more disability education support. None of this is possible if Governor Hochul’s education cuts go through. In fact, with budget cuts, schools could be forced to make up the difference by gutting the very programs they want to build up. The budget is even more nonsensical when you account for the $2 billion in new spending for undocumented immigrants. We need more education funding, not less. The Governor has to rescind this budget.”