Senate Standing Committee on Higher Education Chair: Senator Kenneth P. LaValle Public Hearing: To discuss SUNY Downstate Hospital and Long Island College Hospital in regard to the sustainability plan required by the 2013-2014 state budget Place: Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, New York Time: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Contact: Nicole Stewart (518) 455-3121 (LaValle) Media Contact: Drew Biondo (631) 473-1461 (LaValle) ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY
A bill sponsored by New York State Senator Ken LaValle to alleviate the financial burden on New York State counties from having to pay charge back fees to The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for upper division programs passed the New York State Senate on Thursday.
“Many counties are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to pay the upper level charge back fees,” Senator LaValle said,“and the burden is falling on localities. This bill is necessary to alleviate some of the counties' burden and eliminate their need to charge back the localities but to still fund FIT at appropriate and fair levels.”
Senator Ken LaValle announces the availability of the 2013 Higher Education Legislative Report
Despite Challenges, high quality academic standards maintained; Institutions remain most valuable economic development engines
Senator Ken LaValle announced the availability of the 2013 State Senate Higher Education Legislative Report. Senator LaValle said, “Although New York State’s institutions of higher education face many challenges, they continue to maintain high quality academic standards and continue to remain the state’s most valuable economic development engines.”