Issues: Higher Education

State Budget Closes $10 Billion Deficit, Restores Fiscal Responsibility, Builds Road to Job Creation With No New Taxes, No Borrowing.

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson),  chairman of the Senate’s Higher Education Committee today said  the budget about to be enacted restored an orderly and open budget negotiation process, brought back fiscal responsibility to the state, closes a $10 billion budget deficit and creates a road to job creation and economic recovery, all with no new taxes or borrowing.

“This budget,” LaValle said, “reaches its financial goals with no new taxes and no borrowing and will cut next year's projected budget deficit from $15 billion to about $2 billion.”

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March 30, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Room 807 LOB

March 30, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Applications now being accepted for the 2011 Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship Fund for New York State nurses


Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Edna A. Lauterbach Scholarship, a fund established exclusively for New York State nurses that wish to further their careers in home and community-based care.

Registered (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are urged to apply for scholarships of up to $2,000 that can be used for tuition, books, specialty training and education, and other educational-related expenses.


 


 

March 21, 2011
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Budget Conference Committees Start Fine-Tuning State Budget

ALBANY, 03/16/11 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) has been named to two key joint budget conference committees which held their first meetings today in Albany.  Senator Seward will serve on the higher education subcommittee and the education subcommittee.

Regarding his higher education subcommittee assignment Senator Seward said:

“Our SUNY schools and community colleges are vital on two fronts – providing a quality, affordable education for our young people and driving our upstate economy.  As we develop a final state budget, I will be working to ensure our state’s higher education system will remain an attainable dream for our young people and their families and an economic engine for our region.”

March 16, 2011
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Education is a right not a privilege

On March 15, 2011 Senator Pekins joined with advocates in the State Capitol Building to fight for education.

March 15, 2011
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LaValle: Funding Restored to SUNY Stony Brook Hospital and Long Island Veteran’s Home in Senate Budget, Defines State’s Obligation to Students.

 

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson) today announced he has fought for and restored funding to the proposed New York State budget that would have decimated local hospital programs and veterans’ care on Long Island by reorganizing and prioritizing what is important to the First Senatorial District and Long Island and all for less than the original budget as proposed by the Governor.

Coming in at approximately $132.5 billion, the Senate budget spends less than the Executive Budget  and stabilizes the State’s finances this year and in future years. 

March 15, 2011
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Senator Robach Welcomes Bryant and Stratton College to Albany

On Tuesday, March 8th, Senator Robach met with representatives from Bryant and Stratton College in Rochester at his Albany Legislative Office regarding TAP (tuition assistance program).

 

Senator Robach pictured with representatives from Bryant and Stratton College, including Andrea Lenney, Natasha Fite, Marie D'Alessandro, Jennifer Smith, Ted Barclift, Marc Ambrosi, Steven Lingard, and Rob Ferrell.

March 10, 2011
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March 9, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Higher Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Senator Kenneth P. LaValle, Chair 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Room 807 LOB

March 9, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Senator Kennedy on UB 2020: "This is a sign of hope and opportunity for Western New York"

Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, thanks his colleagues for overwhelmingly supporting the UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act, calling the legislation, "a sign of hope and opportunity for Western New York." 

March 3, 2011
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Senator Kennedy Urges Senate to Support UB 2020, Legislation Passes 55-1

Prior to the Senate vote on UB 2020, Senator Timothy M. Kennedy, D-58th District, delivered remarks on the floor of the Senate, urging his colleagues to join him in supporting a measure that will spark new job growth in Western New York.

The UB2020 legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 55 to 1.

March 2, 2011
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UB 2020 PASSES THE SENATE

WNY Delegation pushes legislation through Senate chamber; Senator Kennedy and Democratic colleauges send letter to bring legislators from both chambers and both parties to the table to devise a strategy for passage through Assembly

March 2, 2011
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March 1, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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