ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Legislature is expected to return to session within two weeks to act on $600 million in federal aid that is supposed to stave off thousands of teacher layoffs by the opening of school.
Gov. David Paterson's spokesman says meetings this week are trying to figure out how states need to act to get the money and have it flow fairly to school districts before September.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who helped deliver the cash along with more than $1 billion more in Medicaid reimbursement, is pushing for the state to act quicker on the aid approved last week after months when the aid was feared lost.
Paterson spokesman Morgan Hook says following a conference call with Washington over the complex process, New York is already moving as fast as possible.
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