Editorials in the Buffalo News Opinion section today call for the Buffalo Public Schools and the New York Legislature to work together as well as, at least in this one instance, the United States and Canada have.
- Find another way - Buffalo News Editorial
Among the numerous problems facing the Buffalo Public Schools is a new $22.8 million budget hole created by Albany's fiscal mess.
Gov. David A. Paterson has issued thousands of vetoes in recent weeks, but one has opened a giant budget gap for Buffalo schools -- after district officials had already closed a $49 million deficit. It's time for the Senate, Assembly and governor to fix these problems. ...
New York is working its way through a severe financial crisis. There is no way to deal with it painlessly. But this veto shouldn't stand. School officials need to work with the governor and the Western New York legislative delegation to find a better way to deal with the state's financial problems than to hand one of the state's poorest school districts with a $22.8 million bill.
- The Power of the Veto Pen - New York Times Editorial
- Mr. Paterson tries again - Albany Times-Union Editorial
- David Paterson's crazy, brave last stand in Albany - Jimmy Vielkind/New York Capital
- David Paterson Vetoes His Way to Tabloid Glory - Wayne Barrett/The Village Voice
- Next governor should go budget-nuclear a lot sooner, Paterson says - Celeste Katz/New York Daily News
- Working together - Buffalo News Editorial
Fighting terrorism is not a game of hot potato, where governments can toss risks around from nation to nation in hopes that the bomb will blow up while the other guy is holding it.
The understanding that a key tool for preventing the kind of terrorism that respects no border is cooperation across borders is behind a welcome agreement between the United States and Canada. That agreement—the Canada-U.S. Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure—sets up a permanent framework that both nations will use to jointly watch their shared borders and border facilities, making one another alert to risks, improving and securing lines of communication, cutting back on overlap and duplication and arranging to stand ready to help one another if terrorist attacks—or anything else—destroy security and transit infrastructure.
Background reports, from this side:
- U. S., Canada unveil joint border-security plan - Jerry Zremski/The Buffalo News
and that side:
- Cross-border security plan made with U.S. - Mike De Souza/Montreal Gazette
-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News
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