NY State Budget Leaves College Students Out

NY State Legislature- photo courtesy of Blog.Syracuse.com

NY State Legislature- photo courtesy of Blog.Syracuse.com

 

Article I wrote for a SUNY Purchase College newspaper.

In March, the 2013-14 NY State budget was passed by legislature in Albany. Of its many components, it increases the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years and gives local businesses several tax breaks including one to encourage the hiring of recent veterans, according to CBS New York’s website. The full list of services and agencies granted continued or increased funding is long, but according to education reform activists there is a glaring omission — funds to improve conditions for students of state colleges and universities.

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