September 20, 2010

State Relations Update - Sept. 20, 2010

Community College Financing:

Governor Paterson gave final approval to A.8079-A which will permit SUNY's two regional community colleges - Corning and Jamestown - the ability to finance capital improvements through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) - Chapter 492 of the Laws of 2010. 

Senate Hearings:

On Friday, September 24th, the Senate Higher Education Committee is conducting a public hearing on "Increased Compensation for SUNY System Administrators".  The hearing will be in the Legislative Office Building in Albany and begin at 1:00 pm.  Chancellor Zimpher and Chairman Hayden will be presenting testimony.

Primary Elections: 

As a result of the 9/14 NYS primary elections, four Democrat incumbent Legislators will not be returning to Albany in 2011.  Senator Pedro Espada was defeated by J. Gustavo Rivera for the 33rd SD in the Bronx, Senator Bill Stachowski was defeated by Tim Kennedy for the 58th SD in Erie County, Assemblywoman Ginny Fields was defeated by Ken Mangan for the 5th AD in Suffolk County and Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte was defeated by John Accardo for the 138th AD in Niagara County.

Chapter - Veto Summary: 

Our current summary of 2010 chapter laws and vetoes impacting SUNY and Higher Education.


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