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Total New York state spending jumps

By Tom Precious

ALBANY -- The all-funds budget for New York -- which includes all sources of revenues -- will jump 5.2 percent in the coming year to $142.6 billion.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the jump is driven largely by an increase in federal funding to help with Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. That pot will total $3.6 billion this year, he said this afternoon.

Overall education funding will rise 4.4 percent under his plan compared to a 4 percent increase last year. He said the new increase he is proposing will amount to an extra $300 per student on average for the state's 700 school districts. He said education aid in the past two years has risen 8.6 percent -- double the inflation rate at a time when school enrollments have decreased by nearly 1 percent.

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Robert J. McCarthy

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A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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