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Fiscal policy institute analysis

The Fiscal Policy Institute, based in New York City, said in its analysis of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget that state school aid is $5 billion below where it "would be had the state honored its 2007 legislative response to the Campaign for Equity lawsuit."

School aid, the Policy Institute analysis says, is "at its lowest level in 65 years."

Cuomo proposed a total $21.88 billion for school aid. The Senate budget allocates $217 million more than Cuomo's budget for public school aid and $250 million more through tax credits for charter schools. The Assembly proposes $22.2 billion for school aid with an increase of $970 million over state aid last year.

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