While the state Senate has yet to pass Gov. David Paterson’s call for a property-tax cap, they are today pushing a â€œTaxpayer Empowerment and Accountability (TEA)” plan, which they say would tighten the reins on school administrator salaries and pension benefits.
The plan includes requiring school administrators’ salaries to be posted on the school districts’ websites and put in place reforms to prevent school lawyers from receiving health and pension benefits.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been pushing for similar legislation, and last week a bi-partisan group of lawmakers supported the measures.
“This far-reaching proposal will prevent excessive and wasteful spending, and mitigate problems that have resulted from school districts paying exorbitant salaries and generous pensions to school superintendents,” Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, left, said.