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The city missed out on $40 million in federal Race to the Top funds for failing to provide budget, timeline and personnel information. The city scored 186 out of a possible 210 points on its application. A number of points were lost simply for incomplete answers. Meanwhile, federal negotiations over the fiscal cliff could lead to $164 million in cuts to federal aid for programs for special-education and lower-income students in the state. In other related news, schools in New York's poor districts still lack basic resourcessix years after a landmark court ruling required the state to increase spending on public education.

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Today's Report

How Start Ups Could Benefit All

The benefits of the city's start up boom have been concentrated among those with technical and entrepreneurial skills, according to this report by the Manhattan Borough President's Office. The study offers ways the city could ensure that jobs in these industries are accessible to all.
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mmuller@gothamgazette.com (Mike Muller) City Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:20:09 +0000
Today's Lead: Obama Expected to Ask for $50 Billion in Storm Aid http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/city/2012/12/06/todays-lead-obama-expected-to-ask-for-50-billion-in-storm-aid http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/the-eye-opener/entry/city/2012/12/06/todays-lead-obama-expected-to-ask-for-50-billion-in-storm-aid
Obama Expected to Ask For $50 Billion in Storm Aid


Preisdent Barack Obama is expected to ask Congress for about $45 to $50 billion in storm aid reports The New York Times. That figure is far below the $82 billion requested by New York, New Jersey at Connecticut “While $50 billion is a significant amount of money, it unfortunately does not meet all of New York and New Jersey’s substantial needs,” Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York and Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New Jersey, all Democrats, said in a joint statement. The storm aid may get tangled up in the battle between President Barack Obama and Republican legislators over debt and tax rates.

Cuomo's Litmus Test For Political Support (Gotham Gazette)

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dking@gothamgazette.com (David Howard King) City Thu, 06 Dec 2012 12:14:49 +0000