By MARC HELLER
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2009
WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles E. Schumer touted a proposed economic stimulus Wednesday for showering upstate New York with more than $1 billion in federal spending, including money that could help schools avoid teacher layoffs.
Mr. Schumer's office reported north country schools alone could see about $55 million over two years, and counties will receive more help in offsetting high Medicaid costs.
"The stimulus package is going to give a big boost to upstate New York," Mr. Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a press release.