Tag: Proposal 3 (2014)

The proposal has its critics, including E.J. McMahon, president of the Empire Center, a fiscally conservative think tank. McMahon said it is unwise to issue bonds to purchase high-tech equipment that will become obsolete with new technological advances, often within a period of a few years. "It's as if the state had gone out and proposed a bond issue 50 years ago to buy overhead projectors and film-strip machines," McMahon said. Read More

But E.J. McMahon, president of the Empire Center for Public Policy, a conservative think tank in Albany, said the state already had a generous tech budget for schools. He called the plan “probably the most ill-conceived and wasteful bond act that’s been proposed in New York for decades.” Read More

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