Tag: Cuomo

SUNY students recognize magnitude of new tuition program, but also raise practical concerns
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SUNY students recognize magnitude of new tuition program, but also raise practical concerns

  More than 940,000 families will qualify for tuition-free college at SUNY and CUNY schools once fully implemented   Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship program, which will provide free tuition to undergraduate students attending SUNY and CUNY schools beginning this fall, was signed into law at LaGuardia Community College in […]

Gov. Cuomo’s statement on the late budget: “These are difficult times”
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Gov. Cuomo’s statement on the late budget: “These are difficult times”

Governor, legislative leaders poised to pass extender budget until compromise is reached on difficult issues Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement late Sunday night, April 2, after it became clear the Legislature would not reach a compromise on several difficult issues  before Monday morning. Cuomo has presented an “extender”to keep […]

Cuomo announces $55 million to fund a wage increase for direct care workers
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Cuomo announces $55 million to fund a wage increase for direct care workers

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined legislators and hundreds of direct care advocates, workers, and the patients they care for to announce the inclusion of $55 million in the state budget to provide wage increases for professionals caring for New York’s developmentally disabled. Direct care workers and direct support professionals help […]