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Senate Committee Approves UB 2020 Bill

Buffalo Building and Construction Trades Council Offers Support

Release Date: May 20, 2009

BUFFALO, NY - The UB 2020 Flexibility and Economic Growth Act moved closer to passage today when the bill was approved by the New York State Senate Higher Education Committee.

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SUNY Cuts Despite Cash Hoard - Senator urges use of balances to halt layoffs at 64 campuses

By JAMES M. ODATO, Capitol bureau First published in print: Wednesday, July 8, 2009  ALBANY -- It didn't take long for the new State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher to get under a lawmaker's skin.   

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Public School, Public Business

First published in print: Sunday, July 12, 2009  As the State University of New York copes with two years of state funding cuts totaling $334 million, state Sen. Toby Stavisky raises a question worth asking: Why, at a time when SUNY has $450 million in cash, has it apparently rebuffed the Paterson administration's proposal to tap some of that money to offset those budget cuts?  It turns out that SUNY has some answers to those questions. But the official word from Chancellor Nancy Zimpher's office is that she won't discuss the matter in public.

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THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED CUTS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 7, 2009Travis Proulx | travisproulx@gmail.com | 518-455-2415 STATEMENT FROM SENATORS TOBY ANN STAVISKY,DARREL J. AUBERTINE,  NEIL D. BRESLIN, BRIAN X. FOLEY,SUZI OPPENHEIMER,  WILLIAM STACHOWSKI, AND DAVID J.

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Complaints Grow Over Governor's Cuts to SUNY - WXXI Radio Clip

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ALBANY, NEW YORK (WXXI) - Governor Paterson is getting some complaints about his decision to target public colleges and universities in the half a billion dollars worth of budget cuts that he has ordered. Among the critics, are several of his fellow Democrats in the State Senate.

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