Dear Senator Nozzolio and Assemblywoman Lifton,
I am urging you to fully restore the GEA for the 2015-2016 school year. Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner and Senator Patrick Gallivan introduced bi-partisan legislation in their respective houses that will fully end the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) for 2015-16 and thereafter. The respective bill numbers are A.2271 and S.2743.  Both Assemblywoman Woerner and Senator Gallivan are seeking co-sponsors of their bills from both sides of the aisle. Therefore I am contacting you to strongly urge that you sign on as a co-sponsor of the bill in your House. Lansing Central School District has done its due diligence by reducing our budget, consolidating our services, and increasing our tax rate. Our school district has been impacted by the GEA and loss of tax revenue from our tax base. Our local power plant has decreased in value by $100,000,000 in the last 5 years. Please stand up for Lansing before it’s too late.   We ask that you represent our community!  
Thank you.