Given the polarizing debate over New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s state budget proposals, I’ve wholly expected Cuomo’s favorability among New Yorkers to, by the end of the whole agonizing process, take a serious hit. After all, in discussing the governor’s budget cuts with local political activists, I’ve noticed considerable disgruntlement […]

The definition of ‘walkout,’ according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is as follows: “The action of leaving a meeting or organization as an expression of disapproval.” When I first heard word, admittedly through Facebook, that a student walkout would be organized in response to the SUNY budget cuts, my gut instinct […]

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed state budget for the coming fiscal year aims to plug the state’s $10 billion budget gap without a single tax increase. Instead, Cuomo is calling for dramatic cuts in funding for Medicaid, state operations and education. Among the most controversial of the proposed cuts […]

SUNY New Paltz students and faculty members rallied in front of the college’s Humanities Building Wednesday, March 24 in opposition to the Public Higher Education Empowerment and Innovation Act (PHEEIA) and the recently proposed $152 million in cuts to education funding. The crowd of students and SUNY professors chanted slogans like […]