Extraordinary Sessions - Both the Senate and Assembly will resume session today as discussions continue in addressing the DRP. Last week the Governor forwarded to the Legislature a revised DRP which continues to call for community college budget reductions for both SUNY and CUNY, as well as CUNY's senior colleges which would be the commensurate reductions already imposed on the SUNY state-operated campuses.
Governor's Press Release
NYHELP's - Governor Paterson recently announced that the New York Higher Education Loan Program (NYHELPs), the State’s new low-cost student loan program, will offer New York families very favorable rates on loans that will be made available for students attending college this spring.
H1N1 Hearing - Recently Senator Stavisky held a public hearing on H1N1 and campus responses.
DOB "Quick Start" Budget - On Monday, 11/9, the Division of the Budget, OSC and the Senate and Assembly fiscal staffs held their annual “Quick Start” budget meeting to discuss revenue and expenditure projections for the 2009-10 and 2010-11 fiscal years.
Quick Start 2009
Assembly Ways and Means Mid-Year Report
Senate Finance Mid-Year Report