Governor Cuomo has vetoed the special education bill. I am not surprised by the result for two reasons: (1) It was rushed through the legislature quickly which left some people surprised and others outraged; (2) It gave short shrift to the financial implications of the new law. Cuomo's main concern was that it "constitutes an overly broad and ambiguous mandate that would result in incalculable significant additional costs to be borne by every school district and taxpayer." He didn't seem to address the other points in the bill that were aimed at making the special education process less burdensome for parents.
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