Tag: CUNY

$153 billion budget provides free SUNY & CUNY tuition, raises the age, and allows ridesharing upstate
Politics

$153 billion budget provides free SUNY & CUNY tuition, raises the age, and allows ridesharing upstate

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Friday announced an agreement on a $153.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. State operating funds spending is $98.1 billion for the 2017-2018 fiscal year — an increase […]

Governor proposes free college tuition as part of his 2017 legislative agenda
Policy

Governor proposes free college tuition as part of his 2017 legislative agenda

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his first proposal for the 2017 legislative agenda: making college tuition free at all SUNY and CUNY colleges for middle-class students. Under the proposal — which requires legislative approval — students whose families make less than $125,000 a year would qualify to attend college tuition-free […]

Lawmakers split on establishing SUNY and CUNY ‘sanctuary campuses’
Policy Politics

Lawmakers split on establishing SUNY and CUNY ‘sanctuary campuses’

  A Queens assemblyman is pushing for the state’s public colleges to adopt policies that would protect undocumented students before president-elect Donald Trump takes office. But a western New York senator is warning SUNY administrators that such a “reckless” move could jeopardize federal aid for students in New York. Assemblyman […]