Student leaders from public colleges lobby for more support

Student leaders from public colleges across New York are headed to Albany to urge lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at boosting support for higher education.

Posted: Jun. 12, 2018 11:06 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Student leaders from public colleges across New York are headed to Albany to urge lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at boosting support for higher education.

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The leaders of the City University of New York's University Student Senate and the State University of New York's Student Assembly are joining advocates in Tuesday's lobby effort at the Capitol.

They're pushing the Democrat-controlled Assembly and the Republican-controlled Senate to pass three pieces of legislation that would increase state support for the CUNY and SUNY systems.

Two of the measures would ensure funds accrued through annual tuition hikes will go back to student support services. The student organizations also want support of five-year capital plans to invest in infrastructure needs at public college campuses.

The New York Public Interest Research Group supports the legislation.

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