We urge you to visit www.supportcuny.org and contact Albany lawmakers again this week about the State budget. Both the Assembly and Senate have passed a one-house resolution on the 2011/2012 Executive Budget.

The Senate Resolution restores half of the community college base aid cut but “sweeps” out of CUNY’s budget $40 million in revenue already anticipated for this coming fiscal year (this needs to be corrected). The Assembly Resolution also restores 50 percent of the base aid reduction. Neither budget resolution restores proposed senior college funding reductions.

A Higher Education Conference Committee comprised of legislators has begun meeting. Sample letters are posted at www.supportcuny.org

Please contact legislators immediately. State government leaders are asking budget conference committees to prioritize budget decisions and are quickly moving toward the Friday, April 1, 2011 budget deadline.

There is a small window of opportunity to impact the process. Please act NOW and click on the letter below to send to Legislative Conference Committee members and your representatives in the New York State Legislature.

Thank you for your help and continued support.

Higher Education Budget Conference Committee Letter

Higher Education Budget Conference Committee Letter (Variation)