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State School Funding Rises but Budget Is Disappointing to PSC

Posted 4/4/16

Education advocates large­ly praised the tentative $147-billion state-budget agreement that left Albany maintaining its share of costs for the City University of New York and Medicaid that Governor Cuomo previously proposed to shift to the de Blasio administration.

The spending plan for the new state fiscal year that began April 1 was passed by the State Legislature early that morning. It includes a 6.5-percent increase in funding for K-12 schools to $24.8 billion and would hike higher-education spending by 2 percent, allowing CUNY and the State University of New York to freeze tuition for one year.

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