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Closer to Help for SUNY

May 13, 2010

Star Gazette Editorial

While the New York Legislature has come to a standstill on a new budget, there's been a glimmer of hope for the State University of New York's future. A bill introduced in January to give SUNY campuses more autonomy over how much they charge for tuition and what they do with the money has inched its way toward approval.

Even more significant has been Gov. David Paterson's backing of the move, which SUNY officials, including Board of Trustees Chairman Carl Hayden of Elmira, have sought as a way to reinvest more money in SUNY and make it more competitive with other states' university systems. In addition to allowing campuses more control over tuition rates and revenue, the Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act gives campuses more authority to enter into contracts and sign property leases without pre-approval of the state comptroller's and attorney general's offices.

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