State Relations Update - July 21, 2010
As we enter the later part of July, the scheduled Legislative Session has come to a close, however, several budget issues remain unresolved. While all seems quiet in Albany with no indication as to the Legislature's return, we understand there are leadership conversations ongoing about how to address the final budget issues: revenue bill, property tax cap, FMAP funding and the Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act (PHEEIA). We continue to keep our issues front and center with the legislative leaders and staff. Senators Brian Foley and Bill Stachowski continue to be our most vocal stalwarts in support of PHEEIA.
On a light note…the Saratoga Race Course season opens this Friday, July 23rd, so maybe there will be added incentive for legislators to return to Albany!
PHEEIA Update - PHEEIA remains a key issue in the ongoing 2010-11 budget discussions as the Governor and Legislature attempt to resolve the outstanding revenue generating proposals.
Siena Poll - The Siena Research Institute release polling results on July 15th which included a question on SUNY and PHEEIA
Teacher Preparation - Interview with Senator Stavisky regarding teacher education programs and teacher preparedness