Issues: SUNY (State University of New York)

Senate Hearing On Veterans' Access To Higher Education

The Senate Democratic Majority held a public hearing hosted by Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (Chairwoman of the Senate Higher Education Committee) and Senator Eric Adams (Chair of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee) to discu

May 17, 2010

Senate Passes Stavisky Bill Requiring Transparency For SUNY, CUNY And Higher Education Services Corp Trustees

The New York State Senate unanimously passed Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky’s bill that would increase transparency of  the Board of Trustees of the state and city universities and the Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) by making resolutions and board actions available to the public seven days after the meeting.  

May 5, 2010

State must help its universities

The reforms are in Gov. David A. Paterson’s executive budget bill. The Senate chose to include these reforms in its budget resolution, thanks to a strong push by State Sen. William T. Stachowski, D-Lake View, and Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson of Brooklyn, with support from the Western New York delegation. But the Assembly’s budget resolution cut out these same reforms and, worse, both chambers did not restore funding for public universities.

April 14, 2010

Tatarstan delegation visits Capitol to learn about developing nanotechnology

Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, Chairwoman of the Higher Education Committee, receives a dish from Farid Hairullovich Mukhametshin, Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan and Speaker of the Russian Republic’s Parliament, who was touring the Capitol.  Mr. Mukhametshin also toured SUNY Albany’s College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering to learn how Tatarstan can develop nanotechnology.

April 5, 2010

Sen. Foley is Joined by Community Leaders in an Effort to Increase Participation in 2010 Census

Civic leaders and activists from local communities in Suffolk County joined Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) as he called for increased participation in the U.S Census. The 2010 Census awareness event, which took place at the Brentwood Public Library, was centered around relaying the importance of Census participation and giving community members the tools necessary to educate their friends, family, and neighbors about the Census.  

April 1, 2010

Senator Robach Speaks with Students at SUNY Palooza

On Wednesday March 24, Senator Robach spoke to students representing many of the fine colleges in the State University of New York system. SUNY students gathered in Albany for the second annual SUNY Palooza to support higher education in New York State. Our community is home to a number of quality SUNY universities and community colleges. As a graduate of The College at Brockport, Senator Robach is a proud supporter of the SUNY system, which provides a quality and affordable option to young students wanting to attend college.

March 24, 2010


Led by Senator Klein, Task Force Demands Answers on Excessive Overtime Pay and Overhead Costs

ALBANY – The Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency, chaired by State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein, probed officials from the State University of New York (SUNY) system at a public hearing Thursday regarding excessive spending on overtime pay and overhead costs. The hearing was the first of many the Task Force plans to conduct in an effort to examine spending at state agencies.

March 11, 2010

NYS Senate Westchester Delegation to Hold Hearings on Executive Budget for 2010-11


In an effort to more effectively advocate for the needs and concerns of their constituents, the five New York senators representing Westchester County will convene a public hearing to assess the priorities and impacts of Governor Paterson’s proposed SFY 2010-2011 budget on the residents, communities, organizations and elected officials of Westchester.  Senator Suzi Oppenheimer chairs the Westchester Senate delegation, which includes Senators Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Jeff Klein, Vincent Leibell, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins.


March 11, 2010

Senator Serrano Fights for Post-Production Tax Credit Program

(Albany, NY)- Senator Jose M. Serrano was joined by Senate President Pro-Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, the Motion Picture Editors Guild (MPEG), and actor Richard Masur from Law & Order to announce his support for a competitive post-production film tax credit program. He also discussed legislation he sponsored that would make such a program a reality.

March 9, 2010

Forum/Town Hall: Senate Task Force on Government Efficiency: To examine SUNY Operations

Senate Task Force on Government EfficiencyChair: Senator Jeffrey D. KleinPublic Forum: To examine SUNY OperationsPlace: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New YorkTime: 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.Contact: Gabriel Paniza (518) 455-3594Media Contact: Gwen Rocco (518) 455-3588ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

March 11, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

NYS Legislature Joint Public Hearing - Higher Education - 1/27/10

NYS Legislature Joint Public Hearing - Higher Education - 1/27/10


February 4, 2010

Senate Approves Members To SUNY Boards, Veterans' Homes

The New York State Senate confirmed 10 appointees to various state boards today, including members to the SUNY and CUNY Boards of Trustees, Cornell Board of Trustees, SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry Board of Trustees, a number of veterans’ homes, and the State University Construction Fund (SUCF). Eunice A. Lewin; SUNY Board of Trustees

February 2, 2010

View Testimony from Joint Budget Hearings


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Below you will find the list of combined testimonies from all of the Joint Budget Hearings in both written and video formats. This page will be updated as the materials become available.

January 28, 2010

NYS Legislature Joint Budget Hearing - 1/27/10

Higher Education Education - Chris Rosa and Aquina Nolan - CUNY Coalition Students w Disabilities testimony, Albany, NY

January 27, 2010

Aubertine, SUNY Canton Launch North Country Grant Search

Senator Aubertine holds up a sheet with helpful tips on obtaining grant funding, which his office distributed to the participants in the event. 

January 22, 2010
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