N.Y. Higher Education Fighting for More Money

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Facing flat funding, SUNY and CUNY activists, students, and union leaders are fighting for more money.

Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget keeps funding for the state's universities and colleges flat. 

Union leaders say, state aid for SUNY, CUNY, and other state's community colleges has not kept up with costs.

"Over the last four years, higher education has lost $1.7 billion dollars in funding and so here we are," Phil Smith, UUP President, said.

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