I remember that successful 2007 lawsuit and often have wondered where that money went. Seems like it didn’t: Suit Will Seek Money That New York State Promised to Schools in 2007 – NYTimes.com.
(Somewhat related, I always wonder where the billions of dollars people waste on lottery tickets have gone. Weren’t lotteries supposed to supplement public education budgets? I have noticed that recent TV ads for the lottery now say that 30 percent [I’m not sure I have that figure right, but do know it’s less than 50 percent] of lottery money goes to education. Why? Where does the rest of it go? And why is the state pushing people to buy lottery tickets by claiming they’ll be helping out school budgets when most of those tough dollars seem to be going somewhere else? But where?)