Niagara Gazette —
The deal also includes $350 tax rebates to middle-class families with at least one child and a household income between $40,000 and $300,000. The checks wouldn't be sent to taxpayers until 2014. .
The budget deal includes $25 million to expand pre-kindergarten in low-income schools, $25 million to help school districts extend the school day and year, and $15,000 in annual stipends for top teachers.
Tax cuts and tax credits will be spread over three years, with most effective in the 2014 election year. They would include a $10,000 credit for hiring a veteran who joined the service since the 2001 terrorist attacks. Hiring a disabled veteran would draw a $15,000 credit.