July 29, 2010

State Relations Update - July 29, 2010

Extraordinary Session -

Both the Senate and Assembly "gaveled in" on Wednesday evening as required pursuant to the Governor's proclamation, but that's about all that occurred.  The same procedures took place on this morning with the same results.  The Senate is expected to return on Tuesday, August 3rd.  The Assembly will return "at the call of the Speaker".  Leader's meeting continue on all issues including PHEEIA.

Chancellor, Governor & Caucus -

Chancellor Zimpher today met with the Governor and members of the Legislative Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus to discuss all aspects of PHEEIA as this remains a major issue in closing the 2010-11 budget.

 In addition, several of the Albany blogs provide a summary overview of the session: 
  Albany Business Journal
  Capitol Tonight

PHEEIA Support  -

Some recent additions to the list of PHEEIA support:
 Former Provost Salins OpEd
 NY Daily News Editorial 
 Buffalo News OpEd 

Speaker Silver & PHEEIA -

This interview provides insight into the Assembly's position on PHEEIA.

SUNY Profile -

In case you missed it, here are the links to the NYTimes Education Life article on SUNY and Chancellor Zimpher with an interactive map.

Chapters & Vetoes -

We've updated our report on new laws and vetoes impacting SUNY and higher education for the 2010 Legislative Session


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