Receives Criticism for Cut-Backs on Teacher Sex Cases
Committee Chairman Stephen Saland criticizes the Spitzer
administration for cutting $500,000 in funding for investigators
who handle teacher sex cases involving students.
Poughkeepsie Republican declares that he will fight to restore the
State Education Commissioner Richard Mills says
he agrees with
Saland that the funding must be restored to
attack an accumulation of
hundreds of allegations. He says the
cut proposed in Governor Eliot
Spitzer's budget may be a
misunderstanding. Saland says that if that's true, the bureaucrat
responsible should be fired. There was no immediate comment from
the Spitzer administration.