January 21, 2009

Budget Advocacy Timeline

Source: New York Teacher

Subject to change.

    Jan. 11–13
    State School Superintendents Council Mid-Winter Conference

    Jan. 15
    Joint legislative hearing on higher education

    Jan. 22
    State School Boards Association conference, "Fiscal Management in Hard Financial Times"

    Jan. 28
    Joint legislative hearing on K–12 education

    Jan. 30
    UUP rally

    Jan. 30
    Gov. Paterson hosts Town Hall meeting in Johnstown

    Jan. 31
    Gov. Paterson hosts Town Hall meeting in Auburn

    Feb. 2
    Joint legislative hearing on health/Medicaid

    Feb. 3
    Joint legislative hearing on taxes

    Feb. 3
    Urgent one-day NYSUT Committee of 100 Lobby Day

    Feb. 4
    Joint legislative hearing on workforce issues

    Feb. 4
    Gov. Paterson hosts Town Hall meeting in Binghamton

    Feb. 11
    Gov. Paterson hosts Town Hall meeting in Rochester*

    Feb. 13–15
    Black, Puerto Rican and Asian Legislative Caucus

    Feb. 18
    Gov. Paterson hosts Town Hall meeting in Buffalo/Niagara*

    Feb. 20
    SUNY community college luncheon

    Feb. 24
    BOCES Lobby Day

    March 1
    Gov. Paterson's proposed early budget due date

    March 3
    Higher Education Lobby Day

    March 3
    Public Higher Education Forum*

    March 17
    UFT Lobby Day

    March 24
    NYSUT Committee of 100 Lobby Day

    April 1
    State budget due

    April 2–4
    NYSUT Representative Assembly

    April 21
    NYS Psychological Association Lobby Day

    May 12
    NYSUT Committee of 100 Lobby Day

    May 19
    Statewide school budget voting day

    June 2
    Nurse Lobby Day

*Dates are tentative.

To join a NYSUT lobby day, contact your local president or retiree council president.