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Gov. Cuomo’s Budget Explained

Gov. Cuomo’s Budget Explained


Former Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll will present Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's 2015 Opportunity Agenda, which outlines the goals of Cuomo's proposed state budget, at SUNY Cortland on Friday, Feb. 13.

All members of the campus community are invited to the presentation and discussion of the $141.6 billion spending plan, scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge.

The governor’s plan includes sweeping changes to public education, continued emphasis on the SUNY system as an economic engine, small business tax cuts, a proposal for limited student loan forgiveness and other issues of interest to faculty, staff and students of SUNY Cortland. Members of the public are invited as well.

Driscoll is currently president and CEO of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, the arm of Governor Cuomo's administration that provides low-cost financing to local governments for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure.

Friday's presentation is one of many regional budget presentations scheduled throughout New York state, as Gov. Cuomo seeks to win public support for his plan, which needs approval by the New York State Legislature. After the presentation Driscoll will be available to answer questions.